If you discover that your gutters are trapping water, there are some easy solutions to try. For those that aren’t able to reach their gutters or have no interest in trying to fix a gutter problem, Weatherguard Gutters is ready to help you solve the problem. When water isn’t draining correctly from your gutters, this can be solved in a variety of ways.
Check the Angle of Your Gutters
In order to drain properly and not trap rainwater, the angle of your gutters must be steep enough for water to flow. If your gutters are perfectly even, rainwater is going to get trapped and sit there. For every ten feet of gutter that you have, the gutter should be inclined 1/4 of an inch. When the gutter is slanted less than this, water is not going to flow freely.
Look For Peaks and Valleys
Sometimes the hangers on your gutters will cause a piece of gutter to create a peak or valley, disrupting the flow of water out of your gutters. If you are able to, bend the hangers if you find a problem area to remove any peaks or valleys to give the water coming off of your roof a place to go. Remember that a long section of gutter will drain from the middle of the gutter out towards the ends.
Measure the Drop of Your Gutter
To measure the drop, remember that you need 1/4 of a decline for every ten feet of gutter. This means that if you have 30 feet of gutter, the total decline from one end to the other should be 3/4 of an inch. If the drop is less, your gutters are not going to drain properly. If you are not able to measure the drop and aren’t sure why your gutters are trapping rainwater, you need professional help with your gutter system.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters Today
If you are having a problem with the gutters on your home in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, it’s time to contact Weatherguard Gutters to see how we can help. We have been providing gutter services to homeowners throughout the area for more than 25 years and we are ready to provide you with a free gutter repair estimate.