If your gutters overflow when it rains or the siding or paint on your home is discolored, your gutters are clogged.
It’s easy to forget about gutter maintenance throughout the year but once the rainy season begins, it is impossible to ignore. Your landscaping shouldn’t be messy or displaced, and water shouldn’t be overflowing over your gutters. If you notice these issues, your gutters need to be cleaned immediately.
Clogs aren’t always the root issue, so if your gutters are overflowing, you may need to look a little closer. Our team at The Rhino Gutter Company explains.
The Main Causes of Gutter Overflow
If you know what you are looking for, it only takes a short amount of time to find the root cause of your gutter problems.
Use the checklist below to inspect your gutters but be aware that you might have a combination of issues on your hands. If that’s the case, you might want to call our team at The Rhino Gutter Company to assess the situation.
#1. Debris Is Clogging the Gutter or Downspouts
Leaves, sticks, pollen, dirt, shingle granules, and even plastic bags can find their way into your gutters. It is the most common reason for overflowing gutters, but thankfully there is a relatively easy fix!
By installing Rhino Gutter Guards, you can virtually eliminate debris from your gutters and can avoid overflows and even seasonal gutter maintenance. With Rhino Gutter Guards, your gutters will be easier to clean and will flow freely during storms. These metal micro-mesh screens are installed over your gutters and will catch any leaves or debris before they fall inside.
#2. Your Gutters Aren’t Installed Correctly
The pitch and tilt of your gutters can make a big difference in how well they work. If the gutter is tilting away from your house, it could be causing an overflow, especially during heavy storms.
The pitch of the gutter as it heads towards the downspout can also cause an overflow if it is too steep. The same goes if there is a lack of pitch. This will cause water to gather in one spot, rather than allowing it to flow towards the exit.
#3. Your Gutters Aren’t Big Enough
Sometimes the gutters that you have installed on your home are too small and they can’t handle the amount of rainwater flowing down your roof.
If your gutters aren’t clogged and your gutters are well balanced, you may need to consider having larger gutters installed on your home if they are still overflowing during heavy rain.
#4. Not Enough Gutters or Downspouts
If there are not enough gutters on the sides of your home, the rainwater will overflow from the roof onto the ground. Gutters should be installed on all sides of your home or business to handle the amount of rain in Tampa. Adding downspouts will also improve your gutter system.
#5. Your Gutter Guards Are Dirty
Remember that to work properly, gutter guards need to be blown off or rinsed off at least once a year to ensure that debris doesn’t build up on your roof or on top of your gutter guards. They are maintenance reducers, not maintenance removers after all!
Thankfully, if it’s windy outside, the wind does most of the work for you. But you might still need to spray them off periodically.
Prevent Gutter Overflows with The Rhino
Don’t stress. If you notice any of these gutter problems, there are easy ways to fix the issue and prevent future gutter overflows. If you truly want to prevent overflowing gutters for good, call our team at The Rhino Gutter Company to install our patented Rhino Gutter Guards!
Say goodbye to overflowing gutters and call our team today; (888) 407-4466!