3 Reasons Your Gutters are Overflowing
Spring is here which means we’ll likely be seeing more and more rain showers. When it rains, your gutters play an important role for your home. Your gutters deter water from your foundation which protects your home from erosion and your basement or crawl space from flooding. If your gutters are overflowing, rain water isn’t being redirected correctly and can potentially cause damage to your home. Read on to find out 3 reasons your gutters are overflowing.
1. Improperly Installed or Damaged GuttersWhile you can't control the weather and avoid heavy rains altogether, you do have some control over what happens to that water once it rains down on your home. You can do so by making sure you have high-quality gutters that are installed properly. They need to be at the correct slant to be able to drain off excess water and lead it away from your home. Damaged gutters should be repaired or replaced to ensure that water is being removed from your roof properly (not overflowing out of the gutters), reducing the likelihood of water damage to your home.
2. Too Few Gutters or DownspoutsThe number of gutters and downspouts you should have is dependent on the size of your home. Not having enough gutters and downspouts on all sides of your home can cause certain areas of your gutters to be overworked. This can lead to water overflowing out of the gutters because it has nowhere else to go. In this situation, adding additional gutters to compensate for the needed capacity can help resolve the issue.
3. Clogged Gutters or DownspoutsIf your gutters and/or downspouts are clogged, the water cannot drain properly. Instead of flowing through the gutters and out the downspouts, it overflows, compromising the soffit, fascia, siding, etc. Leaves and other organic debris easily clog your gutters, and therefore, it's important to clean out your gutters regularly especially before winter and also prior to spring rains.
Contact Above & Beyond Roofing to Clean out Your Gutters!
If you haven’t cleaned out your gutters from leaves and debris from the fall, it’s a good idea to clean them out before we get a lot of heavy rain. If you don’t feel up o climbing up on a ladder and cleaning them yourself, contact our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks! We clean gutters at the Lake of the Ozarks and happy to help you get your gutters ready for spring. Give us a call to schedule to get your gutters cleaned.
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