Understanding the Most Common Causes of Gutter DamageSeptember 25, 2019
Any damage to your gutters can compromise their function of directing water away from your home, leading to many potential problems. Ignore the issue and you are looking at further damage to your roof, attic, exterior walls, landscaping and even your home’s foundation.
In this article, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, your local source of seamless gutters, takes a closer look at the most common causes of gutter damage.
Gutter damage can be a result of debris such as leaves and twigs collecting near the opening of downspouts. During heavy rain, water run-off can’t flow through the gutters because of clogs. Water will instead spill over the edges and find its way to the home’s exterior components like the fascia, soffit and siding. Gutter sections may pull off from their attachments because of the weight of the water and debris.
Gutter installation should be done by experienced professionals–not by homeowners. Without the benefit of proper measurements and accurate pitching, the gutter installation will be flawed and the system won’t work properly, making your home vulnerable to water damage.
Gutter systems must have the right pitch to make sure rainwater reaches the downspouts. Otherwise, standing water will wear the protective coating away and expose the base material to corrosion. To combat this problem, see to it that your gutters are properly aligned.
If you need new gutters, turn to the gutters replacement pros from Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY. We install seamless gutters, which are formed from a single piece of metal to prevent leaks. These are better than traditional sectioned gutters in that they ensure reliable water flow across the length of the roof, effectively directing water away from your home.
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