Your gutter system serves an important role protecting your roof while keeping your home safe and dry. To understand more about how your gutter system works, our team of roofing and siding contractors at Silver Leaf Contracting offers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about gutters.
“Can Gutters Be Repaired?”
In most circumstances, gutters can be repaired fairly easily. For instance, small holes can be patched with a material similar to the original gutter, or joints can be reconnected to prevent leaks. Even sagging gutters can be supported to better hold the weight of rainwater.
However, how a gutter is repaired still depends on the amount of rust damage and the structural integrity of the material, so it should be inspected first to determine if the gutters can still be fixed or replaced. While small leaks can be fixed, if the damage is extensive, it’s usually cheaper to install a new gutter.
“How Much Gutter Do You Need?”
You might think that this can be easily done by yourself, but figuring out the size and capacity you need for your home is more complicated than it seems. This involves determining the size and slope of your roof and the average maximum rainfall your area can expect. Fortunately, professional gutter and metal roof companies are able to take care of such calculations, so be sure to hire one who you can rely on!
“How Long Do Gutter Systems Last?”
Steel and aluminum gutter systems usually last around 20 years with proper care and maintenance. Copper gutters can even last up to 50 years if treated well. Of course, these are just expected lifespans, so if you see signs of wear and damage on your gutters, such as rust and structural weakness, make sure to have them addressed by a professional as soon as possible. Other signs include chipped paint, holes, sagging, leaky joints, sagging and splits along the ridges.
As one of the best gutter and rubber roof companies in the area, Silver Leaf Contracting gets the job done according to your needs and preferences! For more information, call us at (330) 236-4010 or fill out our contact form. Talk to us today!