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  • 7 Signs You May Have Gutter Problems

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    As we start to approach the autumn season, those leaves and twigs will most likely fall into your gutters. While you have the time now, have your gutters and drains inspected by Reilly Painting. The last thing you want is a clogged drain spout and a gutter full of ugly leaves.  Here are some signs of gutter and drain problems:

    1. Malfunctioning gutters

    Rain cascading over the edge of a gutter means that dead leaves and debris are blocking the flow. But that’s not the only sign of malfunctioning gutters. Mud spattered on siding or paint peeling off the house in vertical strips are other indications. If left unchecked, overflowing gutters can rot siding, ruin paint jobs, even cause structural damage.

    Best case: Leaves are clogging the downspout, and you just need to clear them out or hire a pro to do it (about $75).

    Worst case: Gutters are undersized or improperly pitched and need to be replaced or reinstalled. That could run a few thousand dollars, but it’s still cheaper than new siding.

    2. Downspouts that dump

    Each inch of rain that falls on 1,000 square feet of a house produces more than 600 gallons of runoff, enough to fill 10 bathtubs to the brim. Dumping that much water too close to the foundation can send it right into the basement, where it can ruin furnishings and flooring and damage mechanical equipment.

    Best case: You can add gutter extensions (about $10 for a 10-foot length) to carry the water at least five feet away from the house.

    Worst case: The downspouts drop straight down behind large shrubs or other obstacles. An installer may be able to relocate the downspouts (about $150 for each one moved). If not, you’ll need to uproot landscaping to add extensions or underground piping—a sacrifice worth considering if you’ve got water infiltrating the basement.

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