Gutters are a necessary evil. This is the phrase we have observed repeating itself when we search online for finding solutions and fixes to overflowing gutters. See, according to us, no house should be left without gutters. Gutters are really important for keeping a house safe from rainwater. They help in controlling the water damage that nature may cause. You may ask how bad can things get if we don’t have gutters in our house. We say pretty bad. Rainwater if not channeled properly can seep into your foundations and can flood your basement. The water can also damage your garden and even your window panes. Rainwater in if left unattended can also be a health concern for the persons living in the house. So to cut the long tail short, it’s really important to have rainwater gutter installed in your house.
Rainwater gutters are sort of a heavy duty, workhorse type of thing to have. They demand due respect and maintenance. However, just like everything else in this world, rainwater gutters also have their own inherent limitations. If the mother nature is really working overtime, then the rain gutters do tend to overflow creating a mess in the surrounding areas. Today we will be discussing, exactly what can be done to prevent or manage gutter overflow. We will also take a look at some of the gutter overflow solutions that can be implemented to reduce the extent of the issue.
Before we start discussing the solutions let us tell you this beforehand that if the rains are heavy then it’s practically impossible to stop the gutters from overflowing. However, let’s stay positive here and explore the things which can be done to take some preventive measures.
So here goes,
Tip Number 1:
Add splash guard to your gutters: Adding a splash guard to the bottom of the roof valley is one of the concrete preventive measures that you can take. Hardly takes 20 minutes to get done. All you need to do is, take a drill and bore some holes through the splash guards. Fix it into the place using the rivets. Break off the stem of the rivets after fixing them hence ensuring that it is done in a solid way. Here you have it, the splash guard is installed and will provide considerable splash protection during heavy rains.
Tip Number 2:
Installing gutter guards: Gutter guards are basically covers that are installed atop the gutters. This utility in helping with the issue of overflowing gutters is a matter of debate, however, we recommend it as it helps prevent clogging of the gutter especially if you live in an area where there are many trees in the surrounding areas. These guards help prevent blockage due to leaves and other such materials. In a way, they would help in preventing overflows and clogs. Having gutter guards installed is always a wise preventive measure to take.