"Our job is to get rain water from the roof to the ground without the headache." - Charlie Quaile. President of Chimneys Plus

Whatever the time of the year, rain and all sorts of debris, whether from fall’s dusting of leaves or a summer’s evening storms, cascade into your gutters. It’s here where problems can grow exponentially larger.

It’s Important To Take A Look

Evaluating your gutters can be tiring and cumbersome, we know; but, the time it takes to examine your gutter system can protect your home investment.

Working gutters protect your house from water damage. When they don’t work, they can wreak havoc on your home’s siding and structure.

When it’s not raining, your gutters look fine, glistening in the sun. When it’s really raining, you’re inside the house.  Either way, you don’t really know how your gutters are performing.

Take a minute to evaluate your gutters with the steps below. If you need some help with the process, give us an email or phone call; we’ll be glad to help.

When it's not raining:

  1. If you have water dripping from the gutter corners, that means the seal has broken and water is standing in the gutter.
  2. If the gutter is sagging our pulling away from the house. This could indicate really full gutters and weak supports. It also could indicate that the fascia board has become rotten.
  3. Washed out landscaping or holes in the ground underneath the gutters. This indicates a clogged gutter and overflowing water.
  4. Wood damage on your deck or window sills also comes from overflowing gutters.
  5. Your downspouts could become disconnected or damaged and not able to handle water from the roof.
  6. If your roof valleys are full of leaves that may indicate that your gutters are also full of leaves.

When it is raining:

  1. Water shooting over the gutters, especially in a corner. This could indicate the gutter is clogged or is not positioned properly.
  2. Water is bubbling out where the downspout ties into an underground drain. This indicates the drain is clogged.
  3. Water dripping from between the gutter and the fascia board. This could indicate there is no drip edge between the roof and your gutter.
  4. Water is dripping from the soffit area. This indicates that the roof is impaired.

If you see these warning signs when you inspect your gutters give us a call or email us using the buttons below.