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August 19, 2022

Your gutters are one of the integral parts of your entire roofing system. They are made to protect your roof from water damage by providing a system of moving water and debris from your roof and onto the ground. If your gutters aren't working properly, your roof could be at risk of damage. Normally your gutters are out of sight, out of mind, but knowing how to spot if your current gutter system is working properly for your home can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Your Gutters Are Overflowing

When your drainage system is clogged with debris, rainwater will end up overflowing on the sides of your gutters instead of going down the downspout which leaves water stains on the gutter runs. If unattended, water can also backflow into your home which can cause rotted facia, decking, and ceiling leaks. Often, the solution to overflowing is simple - unclog your gutters. With a bit of time, you can get all the debris out of your gutters and get them working properly. Additionally, if your roof pitch is an 8/12 slope or steeper, most likely the home needs 6' gutters to adequately shed water from the roof. Unfortunately, most homes come with a 4' gutter system.

Your Gutters Are Sagging

Your gutters need to be installed securely so they can properly drain water from your roof. If your gutters are sagging, loosely hanging from your roof, uneven, or disconnected, it could be caused by tree branches hitting your gutters, poor installation, or aging. Any gutters that have these issues need to be repaired so they can be fastened back in place.

Your Gutters Are Detached From Your Roof

Properly installed gutters will be properly attached to your roof. If your gutters are not installed properly or are carrying too much weight from debris, they can end up becoming detached from your roof. Your gutters may have to be reattached to your roof or replaced.

There Are Holes And Cracks In Your Gutters

Over time, metal gutters can corrode and rust, creating holes in the gutters. In this case, the portion of the gutters that have holes or cracks will need to be replaced.

Water Is Pooling Around Your Home

Gutters are designed to move water away from your home to protect your walls and foundation from water damage. However, if the drainage system and downspouts are not working properly, water can begin pooling around your house. Left unattended, this can end up causing extensive water damage to your home and foundation, resulting in costly repairs.

Is your current gutter system working properly for your home? If you're not sure, schedule a free video inspection with ARAC Roof It Forward. Our team can identify any gutter issues you may be having and recommend repairs with the associated costs. Our goal is to provide high-quality roofing solutions to the Metro Atlanta area. Schedule your free video inspection with us today.


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