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Why do my gutters overflow?
Generally overflow is due to a blockage of some sort in the gutter or downspout. If the gutters don’t have the proper slope on them they will also hold water and can overflow. Also if the gutters aren’t set properly underneath the drip edge the water can flow right over the top of the gutters missing them completely. This can be seen on sagging roofs and/or older homes without a drip edge. Last but not least if there are not enough downspouts to disperse the amount of water in the gutter system then they can overflow then too.
How many downspouts do I need?
Typically it is said that a gutter system needs a downspout every 40’ but it also depends on how much roof area you are draining. If it’s really big it could require more downspouts as well as maybe a bigger, diametrically, gutter system.
How often do I need to clean my gutters?
Gutters should be cleaned and checked at least twice a year.
What materials are available?
The most common material used on gutters is aluminum. It comes in many different colors. Be sure and ask one of our representatives about the colors available.
How does Storm Exteriors attach the new gutters?
Much older gutter systems were attached using a long spike and ferrule, which would pull out of the fascia board when the gutter was under a heavy ice/snow load. Most gutters now are attached using clips that hook into the front bevel of the gutter and screwed through the back into the fascia board.
What kind of leaf guard system do I need?
The best one we provide at Storm Exteriors for the money is sureflo. It’s a simple aluminum guard that has many tiny holes across the surface that keeps most debris out, even most pine needles.