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Common Causes of Gutter Leaks

Common Causes of Gutter Leaks

Feb 28, 2018

There is never a good time to realize that you have a gutter leak. While this isn’t the most serious problem your home could face, it’s one that you need to solve right away. Letting it linger could lead to more trouble in the immediate future.

Here are some of the most common causes of gutter leaks:

·      Cracks. As the years go by, there’s a greater chance that your gutters will begin to crack. This is even more so the case in cold weather states. Unfortunately, as cracks worsen, it can lead to a leak.

·      Holes. Just the same as cracks, holes have the potential to develop. In addition to old age, this is often the result of pooling water.

·      Joints. Even though connector pieces are used at joints, these don’t always remain in place. Instead, they’re considered the “weak point” of any gutter system. If a joint fails, there’s a good chance that water will begin to seep out.

Some causes of a gutter leak can be quickly repaired. Others, however, require a complete replacement.

If you come to realize that your gutters are leaking, don’t wait too long to contact a professional. It’s better to take care of the problem when it’s small, as opposed to pushing your luck and hoping it doesn’t get worse.

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