If gutters are not installed correctly, it can lead to a variety of problems, such as standing water or overflow during heavy rains. Incorrect placement can also cause soil erosion around the house, insect infestations in gutters, and damage to the lining or foundation. To ensure proper installation, downspouts should be placed approximately every 30 or 40 feet. However, this number can vary depending on the size of the roof, the slope of the roof, the size of the gutters, and the climate.
If gutters are too small for your home, you may notice water build up and overflow. If you see water damage where the walls meet the roof, it could be a sign that your gutters were not installed correctly. Additionally, if downspouts are not placed correctly, water can accumulate in the center of the gutter and cause mosquitoes to nest, rust, and damage the roof, foundations, lining, and support system of the gutters and roof due to excess weight. If you recently installed or replaced your gutters and are having any of these issues, it is important to get them fixed right away.
If there is a strong wind or storm, an improperly installed gutter could detach from the roof and fall on something or someone underneath. A qualified and licensed installer like Gutterworks is essential when it comes to proper installation of gutters and downspouts. An experienced installer knows how to place gutters under the dripping edge of a roof so that water doesn't reach the fascia of the house.