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The Most Common Causes of Sagging Gutters

The Most Common Causes of Sagging Gutters

Jul 23, 2021

There are a variety of reasons for sagging gutters, all of which require your immediate attention. If you left this problem drag on, it could result in serious damage to your home.

Here are some of the most common causes of sagging gutters:

•    Clogs: It only takes one clog to bog down rain gutters. And when that happens, water builds up and the added weight can result in sagging. Clogs are often the result of leaves, pests, and general debris.

•    Not enough support: Gutters are designed to hold the weight of water. However, if there’s not enough support, your gutters will begin to sag. Additional support may be all that you need to put this problem behind you.

•    The wrong size: If your gutters are too small, they won’t be able to handle the heaviest of rains. This can cause water to back up, which weighs down your gutters and causes them to sag.

These are not the only causes of sagging gutters, but they’re among the most common. If you’re experiencing this problem, checking for these three potential causes is a good place to start. Once you pinpoint the issue, you can take the steps necessary to repair it once and for all.

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