It should be assessed by a professional. It could be clogged or it may have a break. A pro can camera the drain with CCTV and examine each linear foot of the drain line. They can also jet the line and even cut through clogs or roots. If there is a break in the line, a pro can mark exactly where the break is for easy excavation.
Often! Two or three times a year is the right answer in New England. Many homes in rural areas need as many as 5 gutter cleanings a year to keep the house safe and dry.
There is no magic bullet when it comes to covers. Different covers work better in different environments with different tree types. There is no perfect solution, only closest to perfect. We use Microguard by Englert and recommend you have it serviced annually to keep out of trouble.
There are many reasons. The Connecticut Gutter is the first seamless rain gutter in a residential sized box profile. Its what architects have been asking for to compliment a more contemporary look or for when you want the gutters to disappear. The gutter is also made from premium aluminum painted in a textured, high quality paint, in a number of architecturally inspired color options.