Heavy Rain Gutter Problems


Common Heavy Rain Gutter Problems

The rain this past week has been non-stop and hopefully you gutters have been handling it like they should be.  If not give us a call and we’ll help you with any heavy rain gutter problem you may be having. Heavy rain causes a lot of gutter problems. Not always because gutters have a pre-existing problem.

Heavy Rain Gutter Problems

Gutters clog in heavy rain storms.

The average amount of rainfall in October is 3.11in (in Lynchburg). You can’t control the amount of rain you receive. You can prepare yourself for the next downpour by investing in rain gutters built to handle substantial rainfall. The normal residential size is 5″. Depending on the area and the average amount of rainfall you receive a year you can use the right gutters for it. Heavy rains cause gutters to overflow by just the shear amount of rain and debris. Debris forced into your gutters in a small amount of time. Once it stops raining to check and see if any larger debris needs to be unstuck from your gutters, such as tree branches.

Too few downspouts can really put stress on your gutters once it starts to rain hard and this often causes overflowing. Your local gutter professional (such as Gutters & Guards, Inc.) and they should recommend the right amount of downspouts for your home, and if you need to add one they can add it for you!  So remember to check your gutters after a heavy rainstorm


For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.

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