“My Gutters Are Empty. Why Are They Still Overflowing?”

If you’ve ever looked out the window during a heavy rain and noticed water spilling over your gutters like Niagara Falls, you’re not alone! But why does it happen, and what can we do about it? 

  1. Leaves and Debris Buildup

Imagine this: You’re enjoying the fall foliage, and those beautiful leaves fall gracefully from the trees. But guess where they end up? Yep, your gutters! Leaves, along with other debris like twigs and dirt, tend to collect in your gutters over time. As they accumulate, they create a clog that stops water from flowing freely.

The Fix:

Regularly clean out your gutters. Clearing away the debris ensures that water can move through without any obstacles.

  1. Blocked Downspouts (*this is a big one)

Your gutters might be doing their job correctly, but if the downspouts are blocked, that water has nowhere to go but over the edge. Downspouts can get clogged with leaves, nests from birds, or even tennis balls from overeager fetch.

The Fix:

Inspect and clear your downspouts regularly. You can use a plumber’s snake if there is a blockage. Make sure they’re directing water away from your home’s foundation.

  1. Incorrect Gutter Pitch

Your gutters should have a slight pitch, sloping toward the downspouts. If they’re installed flat or with the wrong slope, water can’t flow properly, leading to overflowing issues.

The Fix:

Call Beemer KangaRoof. If they’re not sloping correctly, it might be time for some adjustments or even a professional reinstall.

  1. Damaged or Sagging Gutters

Over time, gutters can suffer from wear and tear, and they might start to sag or develop cracks and holes. These imperfections can cause water to overflow instead of being channeled away from your home.

The Fix:

Inspect your gutters for any visible damage, like sagging or holes. Repair or replace damaged sections as needed to ensure your gutters are in top-notch shape.

We hope these tips shed some light on why your gutters might be overflowing. Remember, regular maintenance and care for your gutters can go a long way in keeping your home dry and free from water damage. If you ever need a helping hand, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Beemer KangaRoof. We’re always here to chat about gutters, roofs, and everything in between!