3 Common Reasons Why Gutters Overflow


Our gutters prevent rainfall from building up on our roofing system and causing water damage. But what happens when they start to overflow? While it may seem like a minor issue, ignoring it can lead to bigger, costlier problems. As a homeowner, you need to know what causes your gutters to overflow to prevent serious water damage to your home’s structure and your beautiful landscaping. Read on as Bone Dry Roofing explains more.

The Causes of Gutter Overflow

Overflowing gutters can stem from various issues, including the following three:

  1. Clogged gutters. One common cause is clogged gutters. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can pile up, blocking the water’s path and forcing it over the sides.

  2. Incorrect gutter size. Gutters that are too small to handle the amount of rainfall can start overflowing, particularly during heavy rainstorms.

  3. Improper gutter installation. Poorly installed gutters may be sagging or tilting, which can lead to improper water flow and eventually overflowing.

Why You Should Never Ignore Overflowing Gutters

Ignoring gutter overflow can lead to damaging consequences. The overflow can lead to landscape erosion and water seeping into your home’s foundation, causing structural damage. In the long run, the cost of repairs will be significantly higher than preventative maintenance.

Why Regular Gutter Maintenance Is Important

Maintaining your gutters is crucial to preventing overflow. When you schedule professional gutter maintenance, trained and experienced experts will remove debris that can block water flow and ensure a steady flow. In some cases, they may also recommend installing a gutter guard.

gutter overflow guard increases your gutter’s capacity to handle water, reducing your chances of experiencing an overflow on those heavy rain days. It’s an effective measure for optimal gutter performance.

Trust a Trusted Gutter Professional

Bone Dry Roofing Lafayette is a name you can trust when maintaining your gutters. As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, we have years of experience dealing with various gutter issues, including overflow. Our team of professionals is ready to help ensure your gutters function properly and prevent these problems before they spiral out of control.

For Indiana residents, call us today at 765.742.4040 or visit our website to ensure we service your area, and to schedule an appointment!




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