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A Guide to Resolving Common Gutter Problems

By February 4, 2016No Comments

Gutters are a vital part of your home, yet it’s easy to neglect them until damage occurs. As the premier gutter company in Salisbury MD, and the local areas, Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore has seen it all. In this article we discuss four common gutter problems and provide tips on how to resolve them.

Clogged Gutters

This is the most obvious problem with a home gutter system because you will notice its effects almost immediately. If you do not maintain your gutters properly, they will fill up with leaves, twigs, and other debris. When gutter clogs occur, the chances of mold damage, foundation cracking, and basement flooding increase considerably.

To avoid this, you should inspect your gutters periodically and after every major storm, check for any fallen debris. If there is any, be sure to schedule a thorough cleaning immediately. You can also install a gutter protection system to prevent clogs from forming in the first place. We are the leading suppliers of gutter toppers in Salisbury MD, and the surrounding areas. This system will protect your gutters from damage and clogs no matter the season.

Gutters sagging or pulling away from the house

If your gutters seem to be sagging or yanking away from your house, it usually means that they are old and it’s time to replace them. In some instances, sagging gutters could stem from a problem with the hangers, the device that secures the gutters to the fascia. You can repair these if there are no signs of extensive damage yet.

Leaks and holes in the gutters

When these occur, your gutters will no longer be able to channel water properly, and may end up ruining the walls and foundation of your home. Depending on the size of the hole, you can caulk it with gutter sealant or cover it with a patch. If the holes are too large, you should consider replacing the gutters entirely.

Downspouts too close to the foundation

Ensure that your downspouts extend at least five feet away from the house. If not, you run the risk of your gutters dumping water right into the basement.

Our gutter protection systems will help you avoid these problems and extend the lifespan of your gutters. To learn more, give us a call or simply fill out our online form. Let us help you enjoy the best from your gutters today.