Oct 09, 2013

4 Causes of Overflowing Gutters


It doesn’t take an expert to know that overflowing gutters damage your home. However, there are numerous ways that gutters overflowing can become clogged and identifying these reasons can allow you to prevent this occurrence in the future.  Clogged gutters and downspouts can damage both the interior and exterior of your home, costing you thousands of dollars.  We’ll take you through the reasons why overflowing gutters damage your home and solutions.  

CULPRIT: Clogged Gutters

REMEDY: Clogged gutters are a result of leaves and other organic debris.  When it rains, the water needs to go somewhere but instead of flowing through the gutters and out the downspouts, the water overflows. This can compromise your home’s foundation, siding, soffit and fascia. In some cases, mold can begin to grow which is a serious health hazard. To ensure that your overflowing gutters do not clog, you have two choices, either invest in clog-free, seamless gutters or be sure to clean your gutters several times a year.

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CULPRIT: Too Few Of Gutters And/Or Downspouts On Your Home

REMEDY: In some cases, not having rain gutters or gutter guards on all sides of your home, can overwork the existing portions of your gutters, making the water overflow because it has nowhere else to go. Adding additional gutters when your current ones cannot handle the rain they receive or adding gutters able to handle a higher capacity of rainfall can help resolve the situation. The same goes for downspouts, having too few of downspouts for the amount of gutter you have can cause gutters to overflow.

CULPRIT: An Overabundance Of Rain

REMEDY: While you can’t control the amount of rain you receive, you can prepare yourself for the next time this happens by investing in rain gutters that are built to handle substantial rainfall.

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CULPRIT: Clogged Downspouts

REMEDY: Just like clogged gutters, clogged downspouts are a hazard to the exterior of your home. Water needs to go somewhere and if downspouts are clogged, water can back up in your gutters and eventually cause your gutters to overflow. To keep downspouts clog-free, you can opt for gutters with oversized downspouts which allow water to filter away from your home at a faster pace, protecting your foundation.

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