What Happens If Gutter Guards Aren't Installed Correctly? post

What Happens If Gutter Guards Aren’t Installed Correctly?

If you’ve invested in gutter guards to protect your gutters, it is critical that they are installed correctly. Failing to do so can result in several serious problems that can lead to expensive repairs.

Our team at The Rhino Gutter Company explains more. Let’s dive in.

The Importance of Gutter Guards

When gutters become clogged with debris, it can cause water to overflow and potentially damage your home’s foundation or surrounding landscape. Additionally, if the debris isn’t removed quickly enough, it can create a breeding ground for insects or even mold growth. Installing gutter guards is one way to prevent these issues from occurring in the first place.

But when these guards are not properly installed, they won’t do their job effectively, leaving your gutters vulnerable to blockages and potential damage from overflowing water.

Overflowing water can run down the side of your home. This can cause damage to paint and other household features, such as windowsills and door frames. Additionally, if water is not properly diverting away from your foundation, it can seep into the basement or crawl space creating an ideal environment for mold growth and wood rot.

Furthermore, a poorly installed gutter guard system will fail to keep out leaves and debris which can clog up the gutters leading to further damage due to excess water accumulation.

Why Aren’t My Gutter Guards Working Properly?

When gutter guards don’t fit your gutter system properly, it can be due to warping. This allows debris to collect in the gutters, causing issues like clogged gutters and pooling water which can eventually pull the gutters away from your house due to the extra weight.

While gutter guards like our patented Rhino Gutter Guards are a huge benefit to your gutter system, it is important to understand that all gutter guards are not created equally. What they are made from and how they are installed directly impacts their performance.

The Causes of Gutter Guard Problems

Gutter guard problems are avoidable if you choose high-quality gutter guards and have them installed by a professional gutter company. If you currently are experiencing problems with your gutter guards, they are likely due to these issues:

Improperly Installed Gutter Guards

If an experienced professional doesn’t install your gutter guards, they may not perform properly and can damage your home as a result. From pooling water to foundation damage, when gutter guards aren’t functioning properly, you might be facing expensive damage to your home. 

Poor Quality Gutter Guards

Further, if your gutter guards aren’t well made, you will end up with a faulty gutter protection system that will put your home at risk.

Avoid these kinds of gutter guards:

  • Vinyl: they tend to warp, expand, and distort in sunlight and cold weather.
  • Plastic: they lack durability and will bend or warp over time. They also need to be replaced every so often as they are a short-term solution.
  • Foam:

Choose high-quality Rhino Gutter Guards which are made from stainless steel micro-mesh over expanded aluminum.

Due to their construction, Rhino Gutter Guards won’t bend, warp, or distort in hot or cold temperatures. The holes in our patented gutter guards are smaller than a human hair at 440 microns which prevents all debris from entering the gutter system while allowing rainwater to flow freely.

Learn More > How to Tell if Your Gutters Aren’t Functioning Properly

Tampa Gutter Guard Installation

Ready to kick gutter debris to the curb? Lean on our pros at The Rhino Gutter Company to install a seamless gutter system equipped with our Rhino Gutter Guards! Choosing a professional gutter company like ours will ensure that your gutter guards are installed properly so they will adequately protect your home for years to come.

Call us at (888) 407-4466 to get a quote today!