An integral part of your roofing, your gutters help protect your home against foundation damage, leaks and a host of other problems. Any problem your gutters are experiencing needs to be fixed right away, even if it means calling a local gutter company. Left untreated, minor gutter issues can become major problems—and major problems can cause more damage!
Standing Water in Gutters
Is there standing water in your gutters? Perhaps you tried checking your downspouts. There’s a chance that you may not have found the problem even after checking—or the problem isn’t with your downspouts.
There are many different things that can cause your gutters to clog, which can lead to standing water. Besides a downspout clog, the source of the problem might be:
- Sticks and twigs
- Tennis or golf balls or small toys
- Animal nest
If you have a lot of trees in your backyard, you live in a wooded area or you just don’t want to deal with standing water, clogs and other problems, gutter guards are a practical solution. We install several types of gutter covers, including Leaf Relief™ by Alcoa and Spectra Shield by Spectra Metals.