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5 Ways To Prevent Rainwater Damage To Your Home

When a gutter overflows, it’s bad. Gutters are designed to channel storm water runoff from your roof, into your downspouts. But when there is a problem, the water will spill over the sides of your gutters. Read on to learn how you can prevent rainwater damage to your home.

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A few of the consequences to gutter overflow are:

  • a cracked foundation
  • basement flooding
  • fascia board rot
  • stained or discolored siding
  • landscape erosion

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Now, for the details about how to prevent rainwater damage…

#1  Clean Out Your Gutters and Downspouts

At least twice each year, you need to climb up a ladder (or hire a professional) and remove the sludge, pine needles, twigs, and leaves. Furthermore, using a garden hose, run water through the gutters and downspouts. If there is a blockage, you may have to use a high-pressure sprayer to break up.

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#2  Install Gutter Guards

 It’s important to cover your gutters with a product designed to keep solids out of the gutters. They are made from a variety of materials and different designs. While economical, many of the alternatives found at the big box stores become plugged with debris due to the larger openings. And unless professionally installed gutter guards, they typically blow off the gutters during our Kansas high winds (like today, December 13th, 2018, for example). Please check out our professionally designed and installed gutter guards. The cost of permanent and superior product costs less than you may think.

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#3  Check the Tilt and Pitch of Your Gutters

 Check the slope of your gutters. If it’s flat, water will stand in the gutters and will not flow toward the downspouts. And if the slope is too steep, the water will splash over at the ends during heavy rain. Also, check the pitch of your gutters by using a level to make sure they aren’t tilting backward or forward.

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# 4  Check Your Gutter Sizes

In homes which have steep-pitched roofs, sometimes the existing gutters are just too small to handle the volume of runoff that flows from the roof. Therfore, you may need to install larger gutters. Call us to learn more about our seamless guttering services.


#5  Install Splash Blocks

Runoff water in roof valleys is typically traveling too fast to drain into gutters and will splash over and onto the ground. A splash block attaches at the corner of a gutter system, at the roof valley. This diverts water into the gutters. To install, drill holes into the splash guards and gutter, then install rivets inside the holes, to permanently fasten the splash guard to your gutters.

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