The best time to make sure that your gutters are functioning properly is during rainy days. Because the rain commonly exposes any gutter problems you may be having. If you look out your window and see any of the following happening, this likely means your gutter system is not working properly.
Gutter Problems To Look For
- Overflowing water from your gutter system
- Water overshooting your gutter completely
- Leaking from a section of the gutter
- Water leaking between the gutter and the fascia
- Large amount of water pooling by the foundation
Reason Why You’re Seeing These Types of Problems
Your gutters are clogging – The most common reason for gutter overflow is a clogged system or downspout. If your downspout or any part of your gutter system is clogged with debris or pests, the water cannot flow properly. This will lead to overflow.
Your gutters are too small – Another reason why your gutters may be consistently overflowing during heavy rainfall is because they are too small. If this is the case, you may need to have your gutter system replaced with an oversized system.
Crack in your gutter or a damaged piece – If you gutter is leaking from one section of the gutter in an area it shouldn’t be, this is a pretty clear indication that there is some sort of crack or damage to this section of gutter. If you still have sectional gutters and a seam is leaking, this is often an easy repair.
Incorrect gutter installation – Water should not be visibly leaking between the gutter and the fascia board. Also, if the water is overshooting your system completely, this may be an indicator. In both cases, this can lead to water falling down your siding and straight to your foundation. This can potentially cause damages to your foundation.
If you see a large amount of water pooling at your foundation, this may be a sign that something is wrong with your gutter system. Gutters that perform properly flow water away from your home and its foundation. Pooling around your home’s foundation will likely occur as well.
If you are seeing any of the warning signs identified above during heavy rainfall, your gutter system may need to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced. Give the gutter pros at Gutter Boyz of Kentucky a call today at (270) 906-3055 for a FREE ESTIMATE!