Gutters are an important part of the structure of a building or home. Without them water damage would more than likely occur putting the health and safety of you and your family at risk plus causing extensive and costly damage to the foundations and wiring.
A common complaint can be that a homes or buildings gutters aren’t functioning as they should. If this is the case for you there could be many culprits including your gutters are in fact the wrong size for your home.
Read on to learn 3 warning signs your gutters could be the wrong size for your home including:
- Your gutters fill with water and overflow quickly
- Your gutters are sagging
- You have a steep roof but small gutters
Your Gutters Fill With Water and Overflow Quickly
If you notice your gutters fill with water and overflow quickly, despite their only being minimal rainfall, there is a good chance they are too small for your home. Gutters that are too small don’t function as they should therefore increasing the risk of water entering your roof cavity.
Your Gutters Are Sagging
Sagging gutters can be caused for many reasons including a build of dirt and debris plus the weight of holding too much water. If your gutters are clean and clear of debris yet they are sagging, they could be too small for your home and the weight of the water that fills your gutters when it rains is causing them to become heavy, screws become loose and fall out and your gutters sag.
You Have a Steep Roof but Small Gutters
If your roof has a steep pitch, you will need larger gutters. A steep roof means water slides down your roof and into your gutters quicker. Gutters that are too small won’t be able to keep up with the fast inflow of water.
Are your Gutters the Wrong Size for Your Home? Call RoofWest Roof Restorations Today
With years of experience in the roofing industry, ROOFWEST Roof Restorations are only a call away.
Their professionally trained and experienced roof restoration team have been servicing all over the South West and Greater Southern Regions with their knowledge and experience for 35 years.
Give Tom and the team a call today on 9795 9990 for a free quote and to discuss all your guttering needs.