Gutter Splash Guard (how to fix overflowing gutters)
Solve the problem of overflowing gutters by installing a gutter splash guard into your gutter system.
Gutter systems play an important role in protecting your home from rainwater damage. But during heavy rainfall, high water volume may be too much for your rain gutters to handle.
What is a Gutter Splash Guard?
Splash guards come in a rectangular or curved profile that fits the corners of your gutter system, which is where most overflows occur.
A splash guard is also known as a valley shield because water flows more significantly from the roof valley into the gutter system than from other parts of the roof.
Why You Need a Splash Guard
When high volumes of water flow over the roofline, your home may be exposed to damage, such as:
One of the biggest issues caused by gutter overflow, hidden foundation damage eventually reveals itself as a catastrophic expense that homeowners’ insurance often doesn’t cover. Gutters direct water away from the foundation, but when overflows happen, water pours down the siding, and pools around your foundation. Signs of foundation damage include sagging or cracking interior walls.
Repairing or replacing the exterior siding is another major expense you’ll want to avoid. And a gutter splash guard is a very inexpensive, simple solution for added gutter protection. Water damage from gutter overflow occurs in all types of siding, including wood, aluminum, vinyl, and stucco.
Your lawn and landscaping don’t bode well when flooded by heavy gutter overflow for repetitive or extended periods. It can kill your grass and plants, and create weak areas in the soil that direct water back toward your home’s foundation. Be sure your gutters aren’t clogged and that the downspouts are redirecting rainwater properly. Install a gutter splash guard to further protect your home.
When to Call the Professionals at Gutter Tex
Valley shields work well in fixing overflowing gutters. To prevent home damage caused by overflows and other gutter system issues, Gutter Tex recommends gutter cleaning once or twice a year. Schedule gutter repair when you notice your system isn’t working as it should or when you see visible signs of gutter failure.