Gutters protect different parts of your home from water damage. It’s important that they are installed properly and working efficiently to avoid costly repairs.
In today’s post, one of area’s trusted roofing contractors, Silver Leaf Contracting, discusses common gutter problems and what they can do to your home.
Improperly installed gutters will eventually cause problems to your home. The system must be fastened to the fascia with hangers and hardware that properly spaced out to handle the gutters’ weight.
Gutters that aren’t properly maintained can sag due to the added weight of debris. Usually, the problem can be fixed by cleaning the gutters and tightening the screws. However, if the issue persists, it may be that the hangers were incorrectly installed. You would have to replace them so your gutters won’t continue to sag.
Gutters that are clogged with debris are virtually useless and risk your siding, foundation and landscaping of damage. Debris can attract pests like rodents and insects, which can build nests in the gutters.
Have your gutters inspected at least twice a year and clean debris when needed. The more consistent you are with cleaning your gutters, the task will be. Remember to check the downspouts too because they are also prone to clogs. Hire a roof repair and maintenance expert to make sure that your gutters are properly inspected and cleaned.
Incorrectly Pitched Gutters
Water will not drain properly if the gutters aren’t pitched correctly. Standing water is a common indication that your gutters are incorrectly angled. There should be at least a quarter-inch or more of slope per ten feet of gutter. Bending the gutters or reinstalling the hangers may solve this problem.
Gutter repairs are best left to professionals to ensure proper techniques and prevent further issues. For quality home exterior services, choose Silver Leaf Contracting. Our experienced roofers and gutter experts will make sure that your gutters are working efficiently. Call us at (330) 236-4010 or complete our online form for a free quote.