Common Causes of Overflowing Gutters and How to Address Them

Gutters safely direct water away from your home, protecting your exterior and foundation from water damage. To keep your gutter system in good shape, regular maintenance and cleaning are necessary. When neglected, gutters can experience clogging which can cause water to overflow onto your siding, windows and doors. 

Common Causes of Overflowing Gutters and How to Address Them

Read on to find out what causes this problem from a trusted gutter and wood window replacement expert. 

Clogged Gutters

Fallen leaves, branches, seeds and other debris can clog your gutters. When these aren’t removed, water won’t be able to flow through the gutters and downspouts. Overflowing water from the gutters can damage your home’s foundation, fascia and siding. Mold can also start to grow in these parts of your home. Aside from regular cleaning, you can avoid this problem by investing in seamless gutters. 

Insufficient Gutters or Downspouts

Insufficient gutters or downspouts can put added stress on the drainage system. When there aren’t enough gutters, the system won’t be able to properly handle rainfall. Adding gutters that can take a higher amount of rainfall can help with this issue. With an efficient gutter system, you can also delay the need for a roof, siding or wood window replacement

Clogged Downspouts

Clogged downspouts can also risk your home’s exterior of damage. Water can back up in your gutters when the downspouts are clogged, which will eventually result in an overflow. To prevent your gutters and downspouts from clogging, you can have a gutter protection system installed. Gutter guards or caps will prevent debris from entering your gutter system, meaning you don’t have to clean them as much.

Whether you need a wood window replacement or new gutters, you can rely on Kroll Construction. Call us at (734) 999-1022 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We cater to clients around Detroit, MI, and areas around Michigan.  

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