Gutters How they Work

Gutters Work to help guide rain water away from your home or property.

Gutters are designed to take water away from the foundation of your home with the help of downpipes and rain water gullies. In order for gutters to be effective, they and downpipes must be clear of all debris so water can flow to the bottom of your home.

Gutters must also be properly angled, toward the downpipes to help the flow of water. If not this can cause the water to damage your guttering. Leaving the foundation of your home at risk. If left unchecked, this excess water can cause cracks in the foundation. When your home’s foundation is damaged it can lead to a structural damage to your home

Signs Your Gutters Need Repair

The signs to look out for if your gutters are not working properly. Regular checks to see your gutters are broken by looking for these signs of damage including:

  • Blocked Gutters – If you spot debris piling in your gutters, water stains running down your home, or your gutters pulling away from the fascia, or slight bow between the supports you likely have clogged gutters.
  • Not Pitched Correctly – If water sits in your gutters without flowing to the downpipe, they are lay too level. If the water overshoots the gutters completely, they’re angled too steeply to hold water.
  • Leaking Gutters – water dripping from your gutters is a sign, you may have leaking gutter joints or holes from wear and tear.
  • Sagging Guttering – If your gutters appear to be sagging, pulling away from your fascia and soffit. This can be caused by the heavy weight of debris, or too few gutter hangers this can be caused by leaves blowing and clogging your gutters.

Why do you need Gutters, what do they do for your property?

If rainwater, floods or leak water is not diverted away from your house by your gutters, it can cause major damage. Blocked and damaged gutters can impact your entire house or commercial buildings resulting in serious damages like:

  • Rotting Your Fascia & Soffit
  • Roof Damages
  • Flooding Of Your Driveway
  • Attic Flooding
  • Foundation Issues
  • Insects & Pest Infestation

 

Read our guide to guttering D.I.Y.