The majority of gutter systems have box miters on every corner. These box meters are a pre-designed piece that can be picked up from any hardware store and self installed on any gutter. This might sound like the simply solution and cheaper route. However, normally they do not fit precise because every machine makes a gutter just a bit differently. Box miters are made out of aluminum and are easily bent out of shape. 

Another potential problem of self installed box miters is the seam issue. A box miter always wraps around the edges, with that being said you will always end up with 3 seams to seal and keep from leaking. Potentially this will cause higher leaking due to the larger amount of seams and joints.  

On another hand, Seamless Gutters USA offers custom miters. This is when the gutter material is marked, cut to it and fastened together to perfection. This corner is much stronger and has less potential to cause problems as the gutter ages or during heavy rain use. 

Advantages of getting Custom Miters:

  • Less changes of potential leaking problems.
  • Perfect fit to any custom made gutter system.
  • Alway seamless.
  • Homeowners will not have to spend time and money on extra materials for a box miter that might not fit. 

A poorly designed or improperly installed gutter downspout may trap debris, particularly at the entry or exit points, blocking the natural flow of water and causing water to dam in the gutter – and trap more debris. The result is the clogging of the gutter that is often blamed on leaves and twigs.

Allow the insides of the gutters to dry out, and brush leakingseams clean. Apply silicone or special gutter caulking compound along the seams on the inside and outside to seal the leaks, as shown above. Patch small holes with roofing cement. Use a putty knife to spread the cement generously around the hole.

Watch for these signs that you need new gutters to know when the time for gutter replacement is getting near.
  1. Cracks and Splits. …
  2. Peeling Paint. …
  3. Orange Areas or Rust. …
  4. Water and Mildew around the Foundation. …
  5. Water Damage around or beneath the Gutters. …
  6. Sagging Gutters. …
Here are Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning’s Top 5 home problems that can be caused by clogged gutters:
  • Roof Damage. …
  • Wood Fascia Damage. …
  • Damage to Walls, Windows, Doors and Patios. …
  • Damage to Foundations and Landscaping. …
  • Slip and Fall.

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