Common Gutter Problems & Solutions
P: I Live In A Home With A Lot Of Trees, And Have Wasted My Money On Several Different Expensive Gutter Guards. How Do I Know That A Micro Mesh Guard Will Work?
S: Since 2005, we have sold millions upon millions of feet of mesh gutter guards. Mesh guards take large volumes of water yet prevent anything as small as a piece of sand from entering. We also stand by our product with a simple 20-year guarantee. If your gutters are ever to clog when protected by our premiere mesh guard, we will refund your purchase price.
P: What Are Signs That My Gutters Are Clogged And Should Be Cleaned? How Often Should I Clean Them?
S: Overflowing water after a storm is the biggest sign that your gutters may have a clog. There may also be visible and overflowing debris. It is recommended that you get your gutters cleaned at least twice a year, specifically once in the spring and once in the fall.
P: Is A Micro Mesh A Maintenance Free Product?
S: There is no such thing as a maintenance-free gutter or leaf guard. If a representative from any gutter guard company in the world makes such a claim, RUN FAST. Your gutters are the defense against extensive water damage. Our job is to protect your home from having clogged gutters and to prevent you from having to clean the muck from the interior. Mostly, the product will self shed with the wind, but on some homes the debris might have to be easily removed from the surface.
P: Do You Clean Underground Drainage?
S: Your home’s main gutter system gathers rainwater from the roofline and controls its path down the house to ground. Underground gutter drains can be helpful for moving the water away from the foundation even further by attaching to the downspouts on your home and draining underground. Cleaning them is similar to a process used to clear debris from the side gutter pipes on your house. Some of our divisions provide this service but not all.
P: My Gutters Are Overflowing What Does That Mean, And How Do I Fix It?
S: This means that your gutters are most likely clogged. The build up of leaves, and debris can cause this. When there is a substantial amount of rain and your gutters are backed up, the water will begin to overflow. Your downspouts can also get clogged. If the water cannot flow out of the downspout, it will back up and overflow from you gutter. Clogged or leaky gutters are one of the biggest causes of basement leaks, mold and other foundation problems. A gutter cleaning can solve flooding. Cleaning them at least twice a year is highly recommended.
P: How Do I Maintain My Gutters In Winter, And What Are Some Things I Should Look Out/Prepare For?
S: A gutter in the winter will collect snow and ice. The more snow we have, the more snow in the gutter. As the sun comes out and melts the snow, the gutter will begin draining water. In some instances homeowners may get icicles as a result of freezing and thawing. Some houses will even get ice damming. Ice damming is when ice travels under your shingles and as it melts it can get into your home causing major damage. Ice damming occurs mostly on homes that do not have a vented soffit or ridge vent on their roof. In the fall when preparing for winter, be sure to clean the gutters of debris, inspect seams and anchors, check for structural damage, and check your downspouts. Having a proper cleaning right before winter will help with this winter build up.