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Without proper maintenance, your gutters, specifically your downspout, might run into issues, which can cause water to overflow and damage your roof. Read on as Carolina Gutter Helmet® & More, your go-to company in the state for gutter protection products, shows you how to troubleshoot the most common downspout problems below. 

  1. Your Downspouts Are Clogged

Clogged gutters and downspouts are the most common issues homeowners encounter. Foliage and other debris can block your gutters and downspouts, preventing water from flowing down the drains and causing them to overflow onto your roof and siding. Left unattended, clogged gutters can do serious damage to your home, which is why contractors strongly recommend routinely cleaning your gutters. 

Of course, not all homeowners have the time to do chores as tedious as cleaning gutters. If you’re on a tight work schedule all week, it’d be a good idea to install gutter guards. Gutter guards prevent debris from entering your gutters and downspouts, lessening the need for maintenance. 

  1. They’re Too Small  

If your gutters and downspouts frequently suffer from clogs, check your downspouts. If they’re too small, they might not be able to handle the water rushing down from your gutters, not to mention leaves can easily block them. 

  1. They’re Too Short

Downspouts are supposed to divert water away from your home, keeping water from seeping into your basement or your home’s foundation. However, they can’t do that if they’re not long enough. 

  1. There Aren’t Enough Downspouts

Rainwater might overflow from your gutters if there aren’t enough downspouts. 

Never Clean Your Gutters Again® 

It’d be a good idea to have a contractor inspect your gutters and downspouts to see if they have enough capacity to handle the amount of rainfall your area receives. And if you’re thinking of installing gutter guards, keep in mind that they can lessen, not eliminate, the need for gutter maintenance, that is, except for Gutter Helmet. It’s the only gutter protection system on the market that has a Never Clean Your Gutters Again guarantee. 

Want to learn more about our gutter protection products? Call us at (800) 824-3772 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Greer, South Carolina.