Blog
Overflowing Gutters: Causes, Results and Prevention

Overflowing Gutters: Causes, Results and Prevention

The gutters around your roof have one job: to keep your house dry by steering rainwater away from the roof and the siding. Even with its simple function, your gutter system may be prone to problems that can disrupt its performance. One common problem is overflow.

Overflowing Gutters: Causes, Results and Prevention

Gut-R-Dun Exteriors, the area’s trusted gutter company, talks about the causes, outcome and preventative methods to avoid overflowing gutters.

What Causes Overflowing Gutters?

It’s easy to identify the cause of your overflowing gutters. It’s often these three things: clogged debris, improper gutter positioning and inadequate rainwater capacity.

Debris like leaves, animal feces, shingle granules and other objects often get stuck in your gutters and cause a clog. It’s the easiest problem to fix because all you have to do is clean them to keep the water flowing. But improper gutter position and inadequate water capacity both require the expertise of a professional to make the problem go away.

What Happens When a Gutter Overflows?

When a gutter overflows, a number of other problems surface, like siding damage, shingle deterioration, mold formation, moisture damage and roof leaks, to name a few.

How Can You Prevent Gutters From Overflowing?

First, you must consult a professional from a reputable company to create a plan that best solves the problem your gutters are facing.

Next, choose the gutter protection method you think suits your home. There is a wide array of gutter protection products to help you out, like mesh nets, gutter whiskers, gutter guards and so much more.

Gut-R-Dun knows how to get the job done. We use quality products and give quality service in fixing any problems your gutters may have. Call us at (937) 422-7709 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to get a free consultation. We serve customers in Dayton, Centerville and other nearby areas in Ohio.