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Top 4 Causes of Gutter Failure and Their Solutions

By January 2, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutters play an important role. They collect rainwater and direct it away from your home, preventing various types of water damage. Over time, your gutters may fail due to several reasons. Here are the common causes of gutter failure and what you can do to prevent them.

1. Clogs

Leaves, dirt, twig, and other debris can build up inside your gutters in Salisbury MD, and the local area, over time. A blocked gutter cannot perform properly if you leave the debris unattended inside gutters. The added weight of the debris can also cause your gutters to sag or pull away from your home.

2. Missing/deteriorated Hangers

Hangers attach the gutters to the fascia. They need to be spaced evenly to make sure they can support the full weight of the gutter. Hangers also deteriorate over time due to overexposure to weather conditons.

3. Punctures or Holes

Hanging tree branches or twigs inside gutters can penetrate your gutter system. This leads to leaks, damaging your siding, window, and other exterior components.

4. Improper Pitch

When contractors install your gutters in Salisbury MD, or the local area, improperly, rainwater will not flow efficiently toward the downspout. The rainwater will either sit inside your gutters or overflow down the sides of your home. This leads to moisture-related issues in the fascia and other parts of your home.

If you want to prevent water damage, make sure you hire professional installers like Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore. We can install seamless gutters that are less leak-prone and more durable. To prevent clogs, we can install reliable Gutter Helmet, the leading gutter guard brand in the U.S. today.

Gutter Helmet uses gravity and surface tension to filter debris from water effectively. It comes with a ribbed surface design and small opening underneath where water clings and enters, respectively. The nose-forward design allows the debris to fall down the edge of the system, and on to the ground for easy clean up. To keep both gutters and gutter guards in place, we use heavy-duty mounting brackets. These ensure that your gutter system stays intact even under extreme weather conditions.

If you want to learn more gutter maintenance tips, call us today. We will be happy to give you a free consultation.