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3 Signs to Determine If Your Gutters Were Poorly Installed

By January 15, 2015No Comments

Gutters are a critical part of your home’s defense system against the forces of the weather. The whole gutter system acts as a conduit for rainwater to smoothly flow away from your home. This will help in keeping your siding, walls, soffit, and fascia safe from water damage. It can even help in preventing soil erosion around your home thus protecting your landscape, preventing flooding in your basement, and most importantly, keeping the foundations of your home safe from water damage.

With such an important role in your home’s protection, gutters should be installed properly. Otherwise this can result in severe aesthetic and structural damage to your home.

So how would you know if your gutters were NOT installed properly? Here are some of the most common gutter installation problems you might find:

Faulty Pitch

Gutters are installed with a slight angle or a pitch for water to be able to smoothly flow onto downspouts and drains. The pitch should be sloping just a bit. Too much of it and it could result in water ponding or spilling instead of flowing into the downspouts.

Downspout Placement

If the downspouts are not positioned properly, water can pool in the middle of the gutter, resulting in mosquitoes nesting, rust, roof damage, foundation damage, siding damage, and damage to the gutter support system and roof due to the excess weight brought by accumulated water.

Defective Hangers

Hangers are the brackets used to attach the entire gutter system to your home. They basically hold the whole weight of the gutter. Defective hangers could make your gutters fall during heavy rains. If the hangers are placed too far apart, the gutter could actually sag.

If you see any of these problems at home, you should tackle the problem ASAP before it causes further damage. Contact Seamless Exterior, the #1 gutter experts in Iowa. Our experts can help you fix and clean your gutters in no time. You can just replace your gutter and enjoy the benefits of a seamless gutter. We install Gutter Helmet, the best gutter protection you can give your gutters today. Just give us a call to know more about our products and services.