Troubleshooting Tips - Gutters
Before you call for service …
There are many minor problems that you can easily fix yourself. If your gutters aren't working properly, look for the problem you're experiencing on this chart and see if it's a do-it-yourself job.
|Water backs up onto roofing. Water runs down fascia and siding.||Gutter or downspout clogged or damaged. Gutter
protection or leaf guard is daming water.
|Water backs up in one end of the gutter.||Incorrect slope of gutter. Loose gutter spikes or hangers causing sagging.|
|Gutter Leaks||Loose joint, solder or hole.|
|Soffit wet or leaking||Leak in your roof somewhere.|
|Loose fascia||Gutter or downspout damaged or faulty. Faceboard damaged or structural damage.|
|Ice buildup at eave or over gutters.||Inadequate attic ventilation. Blocked soffit|
|Attic Leaks||Damaged roofing, shingle or flashing. Gutter
damaged. Skylight, soil pipe or chimney damaged or leaking in flashing around each.
|Damp attic||Blocked soffit vent, Roof vents not working properly. Improper ventilation and insulation.|
|Blocked soffit vents||Insulation or bird nests|
|Gable vent loose or damaged||Insulation or bird nests|
|Water runoff runs behind gutter and down fascia||Insufficient roof overhang.|
|Water runoff below downspout erodes ground
|No splash block or splashblock is out of place.|
|Loose or rattling downspout||Loose bracket|