Gutter FAQ

Gutters are essential to keeping your home protected from water damage. Gutters that aren’t functioning can cause water to pool against your foundation, causing rotting and other waterproofing issues. Our team at Advantage Home Exteriors installs gutter systems across Harford County and the Greater Baltimore area. We field many questions from homeowners about gutters and have put together a list of the most common questions we get asked for you.

It is possible to tell both audibly and visibly whether your gutters are working during rainfall. If you hear the water slapping the ground or see it pouring over the side of your gutters, then your gutters may be clogged. It is possible that your gutter system is not clogged and instead is not installed correctly or has sagged, causing a low spot that is only repairable by replacing the gutters. There are a few ways to check to see if your gutters aren’t draining properly.
Gutters come in several shapes and sizes, called gutter profiles. These include the common U-shaped channel as well as K-shaped configurations.

There are several reasons you should consider replacing your gutters.

  • Clogged or leaky gutters are one of the leading causes of basement leaks, mold, and wood rot on a home. Standing water in your gutter system can also be a place for mosquitoes to breed.
  • Old and worn-out gutters are visually unappealing and can reduce your property value.
  • Your gutters may have become damaged or detached from your home in a manner that cannot be repaired.
  • Your old sectional gutters may have pulled apart or have leaks.
  • You want to change the color of your gutters to suit your home better.
  • The drainage of your gutter system may not be sufficient. Change to a larger gutter can help remove water from your roof and protect your home from water damage.
Ensuring that your gutters remain free from debris is essential to protecting your home. The frequency with which you should clean your gutters depends on the type of trees in your area. If you have large trees that hang over your home, you may need to clean out your gutters two or three times per season.

Seamless gutters have fewer seams and joints and are often produced on-site to fit your home’s measurements. Because they are made of one piece, they better withstand strong winds and heavy loads. They reduce the risk of leaks and last longer than traditional sectional gutter systems.

Downspouts are essential to the proper functioning of a gutter system. They take the water from the gutter and expel it away from your home’s foundation. They are often paired with downspout extensions to keep water far away from your home. If water were to fall out of the gutter onto the ground, it can create large divots and eventually weaken your foundation.

Our team recommends hiring a professional gutter contractor to install gutters on your home. Installing gutters yourself can be dangerous and, if installed incorrectly, can cause water damage around your home. Our team has years of experience installing gutters systems for homes in Harford County and the Greater Baltimore area.

Contact Our Team for Gutter Installation in Harford County and the Greater Baltimore Area

If you are looking for a team of professional gutter contractors to install gutters on your home, contact our team at Advantage Home Exteriors. We offer professional gutter installation services for homeowners across Harford County and the Greater Baltimore area. You can schedule an estimate by calling (410) 612-0511 or have our gutter experts contact you by filling out our online contact form.