Stained siding, cracked foundations and water penetration in the attic are just some of the most common problems caused by clogged and overflowing gutters. When these things happen, the first thing to do is to contact your local roofing contractors for a full inspection. Meanwhile, it’s equally important to understand a few of the usual reasons behind this perennial problem.
Rainwater follows one simple rule: it always flows downward. So tracing the true cause of overflowing gutters has more to do with the state of your gutters and your roof, in general, than with the water itself. Let our roofing maintenance experts at Silver Leaf Contracting walk you through the top reasons your gutters aren’t performing as well as they should.
Over time, all manner of debris can accumulate inside your gutters and downspouts. These can come from leftovers of a recent roof repair job or, more commonly, fallen leaves from nearby plants and trees. These things can block the smooth flow of rainwater and cause your gutters to overflow. Clean your gutters regularly to prevent this from occurring.
Warped Gutters and Improper Positioning
Like many parts of your home, gutters can also be prone to normal wear and tear. The fasteners that hold the gutters in place can corrode and give way, creating uneven levels in some areas. This leads to standing water problems isolated in certain parts of the system but they are still just as dangerous. Seasonal inspections can detect early signs of problems so they can be headed off before they become worse.
Incorrectly Sized Gutters
Lastly, if the amount of rainfall your area exceeds the capacity of your gutters, it will result in overflowing problems. Coordinate closely with your roofers and gutter installation contractors about correct sizing before you install or replace your system.
At Silver Leaf Contracting, we are your leading provider of gutter cleaning, maintenance, repairs and installation services. Give us a call at (330) 313-0620 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today.