Common problems with gutters

There are many common problems with gutters that you might be experiencing. Surprisingly, your gutter is one of the most important aspects of your home. It protects the structural integrity and helps stop damage to the foundation and landscaping. In the mean time, check out this blog to help with cleaning and maintaining your gutters properly.

Common problems with gutters. Clogged gutters.
Removing autumn leaves from gutter.

Clogged Gutters:

This is the most common problem with gutters. You can find leaves, pine needles, golf balls, Frisbees, bugs or twigs in them. As a result the debris will cause the water to overflow and weigh down the roof when gutters are clogged. The extra weight from the water can put a lot of pressure on the attachments to the fascia and cause them to pull away from the fascia and fall to the ground. Above all, make sure that you clean your gutters twice a year so that they can work properly. Additionally, If you install a gutter guard system you can prevent debris from getting into your gutters. 

Common gutter problems with rain.
Gutter in the rain.

Damaged Gutters:

The most common way that gutters get damage is mostly from the weather. Gutters can get damaged by clogging and getting pushed around in any type of weather. This could cause damage at the joint which could breakaway and let rainwater pour against the mortar of the bricks. Obviously, there really isn’t much you can do to prevent this sense it is mostly caused by weather. 

Another problem with your gutters could be just be that they were installed improperly. In that case you would need to have them re-installed by a professional.

Call Spartan Roofing to set up an appointment for a free inspection of your gutters today.