A functioning gutter system should effectively channel rainwater away from your home. If there’s something wrong with it, however, it would be better to address the issue right away with the help of gutter and siding companies. This way, you can reduce the risk of water damage on the roof and the rest of your home’s exterior. Here’s a closer look at three of the most common repairs gutter pros carry out.
1. Leaky Gutters
Inclement weather, poor maintenance and the use of low-quality materials are some of the reasons why gutters become cracked or broken in places. Cracks and holes are patched up using strong, waterproof material to stop leaks. However, the pros may recommend replacing the entire gutter system if these signs of damage are widespread.
2. Loose Gutters
The long-term performance of a gutter system depends on the installation and the quality of the materials used. Over time, its consistent exposure to the elements can cause it to loosen or even fall off its attachment completely. Clogs are also to blame—the extra weight of leaves, twigs and other organic matter can cause gutter sections to loosen and sag. Gutter and window companies will clean the gutters and tighten or reattach them, though defective gutter sections may have to be replaced altogether.
3. Faulty Downspouts
Downspouts are installed to direct rainwater or snowmelt as far from your home’s foundation as possible. The bottom ends must either be near storm drains or a tank for harvesting water from precipitation. If they’re not working properly due to wear or improper installation, water will pool on your yard, affecting your landscaping and foundations. Repairing or replacing them can be done without having to install new gutter components.
For your gutter repair and installation needs, turn to Silver Leaf Contracting. As a licensed, bonded and insured contractor, we make sure your gutters stay trouble-free all year round. We also offer our revolutionary gutter protection system to protect your gutters from leaves and other debris that lead to clogging.
You can count on us for your other exterior home improvement projects. As one of the leading window contractors, we take pride in installing the best replacement windows in the market today. Call (330) 313-0620 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.