Nobody wants leaky gutters. It means that the gutters aren’t working correctly and could be causing water damage to your home. When gutters leak, excess water pours onto your home or immediately nearby in a concentrated place, creating a stronger likelihood of water damage. Leaking gutters also can damage the aesthetic look of your home. Avoiding leaky gutters is important.
This is part of why we exclusively use seamless gutters instead of sectional gutters. Seamless gutters help prevent some of the main sources of leaking.
One of the most common causes of leaks on gutters is that many gutters are sectional gutters. These gutters are prefabricated off site and then cut to fit on site. When the sections are put together, the seams are often screwed together and sometimes a sealant is applied. These seams are the most likely place for a leak to occur. Water always seeks the easiest way down, and any crack or hole in the seam is a vulnerability. Our seamless gutters eliminate these seams and eliminate the most likely leak points.
Another common cause for gutter leaks is clogging. Leaves that fall onto the roof and then drift into the gutters are the main culprit of clogged gutters. Other debris can also be problematic. When these clogs form, they can overflow and cause leaks. We offer gutter guards that can help prevent debris from going into the gutters and causing clogs.
Those two are the two main causes of leaky gutters, and we can help prevent those types of leaks with seamless gutters and gutter guards. There can be other reasons that gutters may leak, and our gutters are not completely immune to all causes of leaks.
- Storm damage can puncture or otherwise damage gutters and cause leaks. If you are checking your roof after a severe storm, be sure to also check the gutters.
- Improper installation can also cause leaks. Professional installation ensures appropriate downhill grading, secure mounting, and more.
- Denting and scratching during transport of sectional gutters can cause leaks. Fabricating seamless gutters onsite helps prevent that.
- Gutters that get loose over time and drift away from the trim of your home can cause leaks.
Seamless gutters from professional, experienced installers prevent most causes of leaky gutters. While it is possible that seamless gutters leak, it is far rarer than with sectional gutters.
Leaking gutters may sound like a small problem, but they can actually be quite destructive as it can bring more water than usual to one location on or near your home. As such, you want to make sure that your gutters are a quality product and are done correctly.
That’s where we come in. We use gutters techniques that are specifically designed to prevent leaking, and our experience means that we know how to install them correctly. If you need gutters repaired, we can certainly help with that. We can also assist you with new seamless gutters that prevent the two major causes of gutters leaks in the first place. Please call or email us today to learn more about how we can help meet your gutter needs!