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Gutters have an important part to play in keeping your home dry and damage-free. As a responsible homeowner, it’s up to you to regularly inspect them and have problems dealt with immediately. Otherwise, problems with your gutters can damage the rest of your home. Read on as Gutter Helmet® of Michigan, a gutters systems expert, talks about common gutter problems and their solutions.

3 Typical Gutter Problems and Their Solutions

Gutter Clogs

Leaves, twigs, dirt and other debris can enter your gutters and cause clogs. When left unattended, these clogs will cause rainwater to pool in your gutters and overflow. In turn, this can lead to many problems such as foundation damage and landscaping erosion. The excess weight caused by debris buildup and standing water can also cause the gutters to sag. To prevent this from happening, have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year or install a gutter protection system.

Improper Pitching

This is caused by an improper gutter installation. Your gutters should have a slight incline to get water to flow to your downspouts. Improper gutter pitching will cause water to pool in your gutters. There needs to be at least a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet. Some homeowners might want to correct this themselves by finding the misaligned gutters and pushing them back into place. For best results and a quicker fix, however, we recommend calling a professional instead.

Leaks and Holes in Your Gutters

Your gutters are exposed to the elements, which is why they can degrade over time. Fortunately, leaky gutter joints and holes can be fixed by gutter sealant. For extensive gutter damage, however, we recommend complete gutter replacement instead.
Gutter Helmet can reduce the risk of gutter problems help protect your home from water damage. It fits all kinds of gutters systems and it can handle even strong storms. To learn more about its features and benefits, give us a call at (800) 824-3772. You can also request a free quote. We serve Wyoming, Michigan, and nearby areas.