Summer storms can wreak havoc on your gutters, leaving your roof at risk of water damage. Get the need-to-know information about gutter problems caused by summer storms.
Summer Gutters Problems
The following problems are common with summer storms:
- Clogged gutters – Summer heat can exacerbate leaf drop, leaving gutters clogged with debris. A clogged gutter can’t drain water effectively and standing water is a top breeding ground for mosquitos. It’s generally advisable to clean gutters in the spring and fall, but if yours are clogged they may need additional help.
- Poorly sized gutters – The larger the gutter, the more water it can accommodate. This becomes important in the summer, when ferocious storms can pass through quickly. If your gutters are overflowing in a summer deluge, they may not be large enough to meet your needs. Gutters are usually size to the square footage of your home, so it’s easy to tell if your gutters don’t match your home.
- Cracked gutters – Hail and other weather incidents can leave your gutters cracked and damaged. Unless you’re in the habit of inspecting the gutters after a storm (something we recommend), you might not notice cracks or dings until your gutters start leaking, instead of carrying stormwater away from your home.
- Improper installation – Your gutters may have been damaged in installation or angled incorrectly. Gutters with too many seams can separate. Improper installation causes home damage.
Since you can’t tell how your gutters are performing on a clear day, head outside when it rains to check their performance.
Get Your Gutters Checked
If you see any of these problems, have your gutters inspected by a company that does gutter cleaning and repair. At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we provide gutter cleaning, repair and replacement in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. We’ll clean gutters so they can function properly, inspect gutters for signs of damage, and make replacements or repairs to keep gutters working properly.
Call today to talk about your project or get a free estimate for gutter cleaning.