Gutters are an essential part of your home’s exterior that must be protected since they are also some of the most exposed to weather and outdoor factors. This means they are more prone to damage if not taken care of properly. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent gutter damage that will ensure your gutters do their job while remaining stable and in good condition year-round.

Water Damage

it might sound implausible for water to damage your gutters, it does happen. By adding a durable, water-resistant layer of paint to your gutters you can significantly limit water damage. This will also help seal any cracks or leaks that may develop.

Hail Damage

way to protect your gutters from hail damage is by installing gutters made from heavy-duty materials like stainless steel or copper. These will withstand the force of any extreme weather conditions and prevent leaks in case you get hit with big hailstorms. Make sure to replace the brackets in the fall, spring, or summer to keep your gutter system in place. 

Snow Damage  

The best way to avoid any problems with ice dams or snow buildup is by installing a de-icing system. While proper insulation can prevent water from freezing inside your gutters during the extreme cold, the best solution is to install a heat cable through the gutters. This prevents the gutters from expanding and breaking and melts the ice to keep your gutters and downspouts clear.

Foundation Damage

Damaged gutters can ruin your home’s structural stability. If the gutters overflow due to damage, water can pool on the roof, cause leaks and result in the growth of mold and mildew. It can also drip down into your home’s base and potentially cause a flood in the basement or ground floor. To prevent this, it’s important to keep the downspout pointed and extended away from your home so water doesn’t collect around the foundation. 


​An excess of debris and leaves, misaligned gutters, excessive rain, and lack of gutters or downspouts are the main reasons why gutters overflow. Cleaning the inside of your gutters is an easy solution, but any misalignment or other structural issues should be inspected and fixed.

Whether you need new gutters, gutter repair, gutter cleaning or gutter guards. give the gutter pros at Gutter Boyz of Kentucky a call today for a FREE ESTIMATE at (270) 906-3055.