5 Causes of Leaky Gutters

5 Causes of Leaky Gutters gutter freedom

Here are some common causes of leaky gutters.

If left neglected, leaky gutters can contribute to severe and expensive home damage from water getting into places it shouldn’t. When water isn’t diverted correctly away from your home, it can drip down the sides, pool around the base, and seep into areas meant to be left dry. You should inspect your gutters regularly to see how they are performing. Here are some common causes of gutter leaks.

Loose Gutters

Sometimes, gutter leaks may be due to loose hangers. Rain gutters are attached to the fascia board by gutter hangers, and over time, these accessories tend to sag, especially when dealing with rainwater and wet debris stuck along the gutter. Rainwater starts seeping through the loosened joints, causing the leaks in your gutter system. To solve this problem, technicians must clean the gutters to remove all the debris, fasten the gutter hangers to the fascia board, and ensure the system works.

Gutter Clogs

Clogs happen when debris collects in your gutters and builds up. This can include leaves, branches, dirt, and more. When a gutter is clogged, it prevents water from flowing. As a result, rainwater collects in the gutters and eventually spills over the sides. To prevent clogs from building up, you must have your gutters cleaned regularly. You can also install gutter guards to prevent debris from settling in your gutters.

Holes and Gaps

Your gutter system must be free of holes and gaps to be effective. Your gutters can corrode over time and need to be repaired or replaced. This problem is common when metal rain gutters are not maintained and rainwater pools in some areas along the gutter. Gutters clogged by debris for a long time can also cause this issue. You can usually fill the holes with a caulk or waterproof sealant. You may need to replace the entire gutter section for more serious holes.

Gutter Cracks

This issue is frequent in galvanized steel gutters, especially at the joints. When exposed to severe weather, they are more likely to crack at seams, braces, or nails. You should repaint them several times throughout the year so the rust does not build up under the painting coating.

Damaged End Caps

End caps close the ends of the gutters and prevent the water from leaking. If the end caps on your gutter system are loose, they cannot contain the water properly and cause leaks. Installing a new end cap is the easiest way to fix this type of water leak

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