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

It’s that time of the year. Spring rains have fallen, trees are budding, and flowers are blooming. All of these are adding stress to your gutters and when these headaches start. We have a solution for you and your family.

It’s time to evaluate your gutters. Evaluating your gutters can be tiring and cumbersome, and the last thing you want is a bad evaluation.

Working gutters protect your home. Gutters that don’t work can wreck your home and unfortunately, we rarely think about our gutters until there is a problem.

When it’s not raining your gutters look fine. And when it’s really raining you are inside the house.  Take a minute to evaluate the gutters on your home both when it is dry and also when it is raining to see how they are performing.

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.