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Your gutters are an important part of your home’s water management system, so you should always make sure that they are in top condition. Understanding typical gutter problems can help you prevent them. In today’s article, Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville, one of the top gutter guard companies in our local area, discusses the most common gutter problems and their solutions.

Gutter Leaks

Gutters can become cracked or broken in places, leading to leaks. Gutter damage can be caused by bad weather, poor maintenance or low-quality materials. Fortunately, professionals can repair this type of damage by filling the cracks and holes with waterproof materials. However, if the damage is extensive, then replacing your entire gutter system might be the better choice.

Gutter Joint Separation

Gutters can pull apart when they become clogged with leaves, twigs, dirt, snow, ice and other kinds of debris. The joints of the gutters are vulnerable to separation because of the additional weight of pooling water and debris. A pro can fix this problem by using rivets for separated gutter sections. You can prevent gutter clogs by hiring a pro to clean your gutters every once in a while. You can also install a gutter protection system.

Improper Gutter Slope

Poor gutter installation can also cause your gutters to have an improper slope. Proper gutter slope is essential to the overall functionality of the gutter system. An improper slope will cause water to pool inside the gutters, even if there are no gutter clogs. The best way to fix the gutter slope is to call a professional to do it for you.

Gutter Helmet of Cookeville is one of the top gutter guard companies in our local area because of our many years of experience, great products and superior workmanship. In addition to our gutter services, we also install high-quality retractable awnings and we provide roof repairs and maintenance. We serve many areas including Cookeville, TN. Call us at (866) 985-9982 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.