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Where Should I Place My Gutters?

No matter if you’re building a home from the ground up, or are looking to add gutters to your existing home, gutter placement is an important decision. Obviously, you want your gutters to be effective at gathering water and taking it away from your home, so they need to be placed properly. You also have to consider what is surrounding your home as you don’t want the water flow from the gutter hitting your garden or trees. 

If you’re asking yourself where you should place your gutters, keep reading on below! We will provide guidelines for optimal gutter placement. 

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When Should You Add a Gutter Spout Diverter

Gutters take rain water and deposit it away from the base of your foundation and the side of your home, but what do you do when the water is being released in an inconvenient place? The easiest and most affordable solution is to add a gutter downspout diverter. As the name suggests, a downspout diverter diverts water away from a specific area. There are both unique and common situations to why you may want to add a gutter diverter – we’ll dive into them below!

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How to Fix Overflowing Gutters

Your gutter system is only going to be effective if it’s running smoothly, and while most of the time your gutters should be low-maintenance, if your gutter system is older or hasn’t been maintained in a while, you may run into an overflowing gutter issue. As the name suggests, when your gutters are overflowing, water is running over the top of your gutters, instead of being properly channeled to the downspouts. Overflowing gutters can lead to foundation issues, mold within your home, and soil erosion, so it’s something that should be proactively avoided. Luckily, to prevent overflow, your gutter system just needs a little TLC. Below we will cover the best ways to prevent overflowing gutters – let’s dive in!

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Types of Gutter Hangers

As a homeowner, it’s important that you understand all the different elements of equipment and structural additions that help your home run smoothly. That applies to gutters and their smaller components including gutter hangers. Below we will explain what gutter hangers are and detail the different types of gutter hangers so you can make the best choice for your home – let’s dive in!

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What Causes Leaking Gutters

Gutters are designed to funnel rainwater away from your home to prevent foundation damage and soil erosion, and when they’re leaking, they’re not doing their job which can lead to costly home repairs down the line. If you notice that your gutters may be leaking, it’s likely due to one of the following causes. 

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Parts of a Gutter

Whether you already have gutters or are interested in adding them to your home, knowing the parts of a gutter will help you understand how they work and why they’re so important for your property. To help in your understanding, we’ve compiled a list of the major parts of a gutter and described their importance. Let’s dive in!

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