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Controlling the runoff from your roof is necessary for preventing serious damage from occurring to the house. Seamless gutters are an essential part of this strategy. Whenever homeowners are installing their first gutters or replacing existing ones, there are important factors that have to be reviewed.
Understand The Risks Of Improperly Installed Gutters
Homeowners that attempt to install their own set of gutters should understand that there are many problems that can arise from improperly installed gutters. One of the most obvious will be the gutters can be much less secure. When strong winds blow against unsecured gutters, they can be ripped from the structure. The gutters may also be less able to transport water away from the home due to gaps between the gutters and the roof. This issue may not be as noticeable, but it can cause sizable damage to the home.
Have The New Gutters Sealed
Minimizing leaks is essential for effective gutters. Unfortunately, gutters can be prone to having small gaps between the joints, which can allow water to leak out. Sealing the new gutters will close these gaps so that these leaks can be avoided. This process is often considered a separate procedure by gutter installation contractors. Therefore, you may need to request this work to be done to the new gutters once they have been installed.
Keep The Downspout Clear
A clogged downspout can be far less effective at draining. While regularly cleaning the downspouts will help to prevent this from occurring, you can help to reduce this problem by having small concrete, brick or stone foundations installed under the downspout. This will minimize the amount of dirt that can get into the downspout. Placing small screens over the downspout can also help to reduce the amount of debris that can get into the downspout, but these screens will still need to be cleaned as leaves and other materials can still collect on their exterior.
Choose Leaf Resistant Gutters
Leaf accumulations are one of the more serious performance problems gutters encounter. While clogs are the most obvious issue, leaf accumulations can also allow small plants to grow, insect problems and nesting areas for small animals. Many modern gutters are equipped with one of the various design features that reduce the ability of leaves to get in the gutters. Limiting your choice of gutters to models that can block leaves from entering them can allow you to reduce the amount of cleaning the your home's new gutters will require.