If you had your gutters installed or replaced recently and are experiencing problems with water damage or water flow, it is likely that the hardware was not put in correctly. Though it is often an easy fix, some of the damage caused by bad gutters can be serious. Here are some of the signs that your gutters were poorly installed.
When your gutters are installed, they need to be set at a certain angle to allow water to flow toward the downspout and exit. If the pitching of the gutter is off, this can result in pooling and overflowing water.
Detached gutters hanging off your home can be dangerous. This not only means that the system is not working, but it also poses a potential hazard. If there is a strong wind or storm, the gutter could become completely detached from the roof and fall onto something or someone below.
Ineffective Downspout Placement
Downspouts are needed to get the water from the gutters to the ground. However, if these downspouts are not placed at the right locations, water can have a difficult time finding its way out. This also results in pooling water in your gutters.
It is no secret that items such as foliage can clog your gutters at any time. However, if your gutters were installed without protection or guards from falling leaves, then they will quickly and frequently get stopped up.
Leakage Inside Your Home
A very serious consequence of badly installed gutters is leakage inside your house. If you see water damage where your walls meet your roof, you could have gutter issues instead of roof problems.
Though these are just a few of the signs that your gutters were poorly installed, if you are experiencing any of these issues, you need to get them fixed right away. Contact one of our professionals at Gutter Maid to inquire about our gutter installation service and repairs.