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hidden gutters not working

my house was built in 1920 and it has hidden gutters. my problem is that they are not working. when we bought the house 8 years ago they were working fine. now when it rains it just runs off the roof and we now have a small trench around the entire house. to be honest I do not even know how hidden gutters work. can anyone help before we have a leak.

Re: hidden gutters not working

Gutters, of all kinds, need to be serviced periodically including cleaning and flushing, so they operate efficiently when you need them.

Hidden gutters and downspouts work like exposed ones, no big secret here.

I bet your gutters and downspouts are full of debris, leaves, twigs and other stuff. Now is a great time to do the cleaning.

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