Cause: Some kind of weight clearly caused them to sag or detach at one (or both) of the ends of the gutter section. Clogged gutters are over-weighted by heavy water, and unless they are of quality material (K-Style aluminum gutters) and have plenty of support brackets, this causes them to deform, sag and sometimes just fall off the roof altogether! If you have trees overhanging your roof and your gutters need cleaning, you should strongly consider leaf guard to keep leaves and debris out of the gutters.
Possible Damage: From the Range Rover to grandma, falling gutters put everyone at risk. But the most likely damage dealt will be to your home’s foundation as a result of water not draining properly and pooling around the foundation of your home.
Solution: You guessed it, new gutters! Nothing lasts forever, so let’s fix you up with a nice set of Oversize 6″ K-Style Aluminum gutters (with leaf guard if needed) and downspouts and you can watch storms roll in with comfort and peace of mind knowing your home is protected. Bring on the rain, Chicago; storm-watching just became fun again!