Clogged gutters are a HUGE problem for any homeowner. They can direct water down to the side of the house and into the basement. Since they cannot direct water away from the home, the surface will remain damp and mold will grow. The overflow can even seep into the windows, doors, and fascia boards. If worse comes to worst, the landscape will erode and the foundation will crack.
But what exactly clogs gutters? Well, a lot of things can. Trees that are too close to your home will shed leaves that eventually find their way on your roof and inside your gutters. Ice can also dam the gutter in the colder months. Another factor is poorly designed downspouts, which can trap whatever leaves the gutter.
In this blog post, we discuss another case of clogged gutters in Tennessee.
Addressing Clogged Gutters in Tennessee Home
A homeowner in Tennessee called us because their gutters were very clogged with leaves and different debris such as shingle grit and twigs. The clogged gutters were already causing overflow issues, which include ruined landscaping, discolored siding and pools of water gathering where they shouldn’t be. Matters like this should be resolved before the problem gets much worse as we mentioned earlier.
To solve their problems, we implemented a four-prong solution. First, we cleaned all of their gutters and downspouts. This will remove all the debris, even the dirt that has caked up outside and inside the gutter. Second, we adjusted the slope of the gutters. The new tilt and pitch of the gutters will make a huge difference, ensuring that water heading right to the downspout without gathering in one place or flowing over.
Third, we resealed the seams, which can stop any leaks and other issues. Lastly, we installed our 6-inch EZ Lock gutter guards, which can prevent overruns as well as catch debris from finding their way into the gutters.
The entire project took only 4 to 6 hours. Now that the problem has been resolved, they just have to make sure that it does not happen again. Maintenance is much less tedious because of the gutter guards, but they still need to get it cleaned at least twice per year to ensure the gutters are in the best shape. With the proper maintenance, they will avoid any bigger problems in the future!
Are your gutters clogged? Our specialized workforce can handle it! Give us a call, and we will send out our fully-trained team to resolve any issue you are experiencing. For the best gutter systems AND the best services, contact Simply Gutters TN by calling 615-878-4061 today.