Nancy Marson

02:53PM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 02/17/03
1 lifetime posts
My new gutters, which are smaller, leak from end to end, leaving icicles between the gutter & my house & in one place I have a leak IN the house. I will have these gutters & downspouts replaced, what can I do to avoid this problem again? Would galvanized be better than plastic? Thanks!


05:52AM | 02/19/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
It seems unlikely that the material of which the gutters are made is the cause of your problem. One possibility is that they are clogged with leaves or other debris.
For replacements, I very much like my continuous aluminum gutters with leaf guards.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited February 19, 2003).]


05:54PM | 02/21/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
the problem could be clogging or you say they are smaller which also could be the problem. what is the width of the gutter? if the width is not enough they can get clogged easier and cause you problems. they should be 5" at the opening of the gutter atleast for a residential application.


06:21PM | 02/22/03
Ask your gutter contractor about installing oversized down spouts. This should help to improve the flow of water through the gutters


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