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Why are My Gutters Leaking?

Clogged Gutters

Did you notice your gutters weren’t properly directing water away from your house? Have you seen the signs of water damage on your ceilings or walls or pools of water on the floor near your walls? Are you worried about water overflowing from the sides of your gutters?

Leaking gutters, no matter the reason, can be an expensive headache for homeowners considering the damage they cause if not caught quickly, the problem diagnosed and repaired correctly.

If you’re seeing the telltale signs of leaking gutters, chances are the culprit is one or more of the following reasons.

Your Gutters are Clogged

By far, leaves and debris accumulated in your gutters and/or downspouts is the most common reason gutters leak. Luckily, it’s also one of the easiest gutter problems to solve. All it takes is cleaning the leaves and debris out of your gutters. Depending on your home’s height, your comfort level doing this task and having a ladder high enough to reach, can be a seemingly impossible job for many. And, probably why so many put off cleaning their gutters.

How often your gutters require cleaning depends largely on the number and age of the trees in your yard. For example, newer subdivisions have younger, shorter trees. While the leaves may blow and land in your gutters, you won’t have the amount you would if you live in an established neighborhood with mature, tall trees.

Cleaning your gutters on a regular basis prevents them from clogging and protects your home and landscaping from water damage. Make no mistake. Water will flow from your roof down. Clean gutters ensure that water flows where it should. Clogged gutters… water will find its own path and possibly wreak havoc to your yard, roof, fascia, floors, walls, behind walls and even your foundation.

Your Gutters are Damaged

Your gutters do an important job as far as protecting your home from water damage goes. When your home is in Kansas City, that job is complicated by heavy downpours, wind, blowing objects, toppled trees, extreme heat and cold temperatures, water freezing and thawing, and tornadoes to name a few.

Gutters experience wear and tear from season to season, which can lead to damage, such as holes, seams and joints coming apart and pulling away from the roof.

Even if you’re not experiencing water or drainage problems, it’s important to have your gutters serviced regularly. A close visual inspection can spot damage unseen to the naked eye from ground level.

Your Gutter System Wasn’t Designed and/or Installed Correctly

There is skill and knowledge involved with designing and installing a well-functioning gutter system. Poor craftsmanship and materials, as well as miscalculated specifications, like pitch, and downspout placement creates problems with your gutters from the start.

Sometimes, issues with gutter design and installation can be solved without replacing the entire system. But sometimes, the only way to fix the problem is to start over and do it right this time.

If you find yourself having to replace your gutters, seamless is the way to go since they are custom built for your home. Complete Home Concepts crafts your seamless system on site and uses our state-of-the-art hidden hanger system to maintain the integrity and aesthetic of your home. This technology ensures that our mounting method looks better and allows the gutters to expand and contract with changes in the weather.

We coat our gutters with Valspar Polycoat® 3000, a field-proven coating with reliable adhesion and flexibility for durability for years to come. Using aluminum gutters means less maintenance and less rust over the years.

Don’t Put Off Fixing Your Leaky Gutters

If your gutters are leaking, trust the experts at Complete Home Concepts to find the problem and correct it quickly the first time. Fill out a service request form to schedule an appointment online.