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Prevent Damage Caused by Clogged Rain Gutters and Downspouts:

Rain Gutter and Downspout Systems prevent damaging water from running across doors and windows and are designed to channel water away from the home or building foundation. When debris such as leaves, pine needles and dirt accumulate in your rain gutters and downspouts the water flow is redirected which is the cause of many leaks where water finds a way into homes or buildings.

Foundation Damage โ€“ When your gutters are clogged with debris the water may be redirected down the side of your home into your foundation. The excess water may erode the ground around your foundation which can create cracks in the foundation walls as well as water entering the structure.

Siding Damage โ€“ When your gutter system is not working properly because of blockage, water may be redirected down the side of your home. If your wood siding is exposed to excess water the siding may bow or become moldy over time.

Driveway & Walkway Damage โ€“ When your downspouts do not drain properly the excess water may erode the foundation around your driveway or walkways. The excess water may cause cracks in your driveway or walkways.

What is causing water to overflow your rain gutters?

If you notice your gutters and downspouts not draining properly and water spilling over the sides of your rain gutter then it could be from:

  • Leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Sticks
  • Roofing material
  • Dirt in the gutter

The debris in your rain gutters can easily clog your downspouts which will prevent 100% functionality.

Water overflow may also be due to the gutter hanging brackets sagging on the fascia boards. You may even notice that the brackets have fallen off which is causing the water to flow over the sides.