Your gutters attach to your roof and work with your downspouts. When it rains, the water should flow into the gutters and then drain into the downspouts that carry it away. Mobile, AL gets a lot of rainfall every year. If your gutters have standing water in them, you risk the gutters getting too heavy and falling down or pulling away from your home. You don’t need to worry, though, because you can take a look at why the water is in your gutters and then call Guy Brothers Roofing & Siding for help.
The most probable reason your gutters have water in them is that you have one or more clogs. Clogs happen around Mobile because birds and other wild animals like squirrels view your gutters as safe places for their nests. They can leave behind a lot of debris that prevents the water from moving. You may also have clogs caused by leaves that blow into your gutters.
Gutters come in different sizes. You may find that water won’t drain from your gutters because they are not big enough to keep up with the demands of your home. At the same time that you look at your gutters, check your downspouts. If the downspouts are not wide enough, they allow debris and water to build up inside. That buildup can cause water to back up into your gutters.
All of the downspouts around your home should be long enough that they carry away any water or debris that drains from your gutters. Those that are too short allow the water to pool around the base of your home. Many homes in Mobile have concrete foundations, and that water can do a lot of damage to them. Short downspouts are also more prone to clogs than longer ones are, which can result in standing water stuck in your gutters.
Not Enough Downspouts
You usually need one downspout on each corner of your home. If you do not have enough downspouts, the ones you do have must work harder to carry away the water that drains from your gutters. You may find that the water drains from your gutters but does so much slower than it should. There is a risk that the water might spill over and damage your shingles and other parts of your roof, which will necessitate roof repairs.
Take Care of Standing Water Today
Standing water in your gutters is not normal. It usually occurs because of clogs in your gutter system, but the problem can relate to your downspouts, too. We can correct the situation, repair any damage the water did to your roof, and add any parts that you need. Call Guy Brothers Roofing & Siding in Mobile, AL today to take care of those gutters that won’t drain.