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How Much Damage Can a Leaking Gutter Cause?

Are your gutters overflowing every time a thunderstorm rolls through? Or are they leaking from their joints or have unsightly rust?

If your gutters are leaking, it is important to get them inspected as soon as possible since a leak can cause extensive damage to your home, landscaping, and roof.

Learn how much damage a leaking gutter can cause and what to do to prevent leaking gutters from our team at The Rhino Gutter Company.

The Problem with Leaking Gutters

A leaking gutter should never be underestimated. If rainwater is allowed to seep into your roof or the foundation of your home, it can cause numerous problems.

First, water damage is one of the most serious issues that a leaking gutter can cause. If water leaks into your roof, walls, or ceiling, it can weaken the structure of your home and lead to costly repairs.

Also, in addition to causing damage to your home’s structure, a leaking gutter can create some serious safety hazards. If water is allowed to pool around the foundation of your home, it can lead to erosion and eventually could destabilize your home. This can cause collapsed decks or porches, and even injury.

If you have a leaky gutter, don’t wait to fix it. The sooner you have the problem inspected and repaired, the less damage will be caused.

If you aren’t sure how to fix a leaking gutter, we recommend contacting a professional gutter company, like us, to diagnose the problem and make necessary repairs or install new seamless gutters.

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Identifying Leaky Gutters

There are a few signs to look out for that will let you know that you have a leaking gutter. The first sign is obvious—if you see water dripping from your gutters, you have a problem. During times of high rainfall, this might be more noticeable.

Another tell-tale sign is rust. If your gutters are getting stained with rust, it is a good indication that there is a problem such as a pinhole that is rusting.

Finally, look at the ground around your home’s foundation. If you see any signs of erosion, rainwater is likely leaking from your gutter system and causing damage to your home.

What to Do About Leaking Gutters

If your gutters are leaking, the first thing you should do is contact a professional gutter company, like The Rhino Gutter Company. We will inspect your gutters and diagnose and repair any issues that we find.

In addition to fixing the immediate problem, we can also prevent future problems with your gutter system by installing Rhino Gutter Guards, Miters, or other improvements that will protect your home from damage.

Rhino Gutter Guards help prevent clogs, standing water, and subsequent leaking by catching leaves, dirt, sticks, pollen, pine needles, and other debris before they have a chance to clog your gutters. A clear gutter system allows water to move freely through your system, thus preventing leaks due to clogged gutters.

Rhino Miters were developed by our team to solve the problem of water damage at the corners of your gutter system. Roof valleys collect massive volumes of water during a rainstorm, and this water is directed to a small area of your gutter system, called the inside miter, or to the foundation or landscaping below. The result is often leaking gutters, damage to your foundation and landscaping, or gutter system failure. 

The Rhino Miter enlarges the open area in the miter by 40%, allowing the increased water volume and roof valleys to flow with ease.

Preventing Gutter Leaks

The best way to deal with leaking gutters is prevention. First, make sure that your gutters are properly installed, and that water can flow correctly. If they aren’t installed correctly, they are more likely to leak.

Second, have your gutters cleaned regularly since leaves and debris can clog your gutters and cause leaks. Though you have Rhino Gutter Guards, cleaning your gutters will be much easier and almost maintenance-free!

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Gutter Leak Prevention

If you want to prevent gutter leaks from damaging your home, call on our team at The Rhino Gutter Company. We can install seamless gutters, Rhino Gutter Guards, and Rhino Miters to protect your home from Florida’s thunderstorms.

Ready for a quote? Call The Rhino Gutter Company today; (888) 407-4466!