Rain gutters are those things that you probably don’t think about most of the year, but when it’s monsoon season, it’s their time to shine! But if you haven’t really paid attention to your gutters throughout the year, chances are that they won’t be performing at their best, and you’ll see stinky pools of water here and there. If your gutters are overflowing, there are a couple of reasons why that could be happening. Let’s take a look at the most common causes and how to stop rain from overflowing your gutters.
Clogged gutters are the usual cause of overflow. If you haven’t cleaned out your gutters in a while, they could be clogged with dead leaves, debris, and muck. When your gutters are clogged, water doesn’t have anywhere to go. Cleaning out gutters is not an easy job, however. Unless you have the proper equipment and expertise, you could end up hurting yourself. It would be a good idea to call in the professionals.
If your gutters are positioned incorrectly, the tilt is away from the house, or the pitch is too steep, it may be obstructing the flow of the water, leading to overflowing. This is something that you would need to call in the experts for since they’ll be the ones who can properly set the gutters right.
If your gutters are perfectly clean and titled correctly, your gutters just might not have the capacity to handle the amount of rainfall you get in your area. If this is the case, you need to install bigger gutters that have a larger circumference. A professional company like Affordable Gutters will bring the right size of gutters needed and install them for you.
Another reason for overflowing gutters could be a steeply pitched roof that makes it impossible for the rainwater to get into the mouth of the downspout. Get in touch with Affordable Gutters, and we can install mesh guards near the roof to direct the flow of the water the right way.