Gutter Service & Gutter Maintenance
It can be easy to overlook your gutter system if it’s functioning as it’s meant to. However, your gutters and downspouts play a key role in protecting the siding, roof, and foundation of your home.
These are some of the most common gutter problems:
- Gutter Clogs
When your gutters are located near trees, they can become clogged with leaves and small branches during the autumn and winter months. This can cause water to back up onto the roof and damage the shingles.
- Animal Nests
The comfort of a leaf-filled gutter can seem like a welcoming home for small animals to nest in. This can create a significant blockage and lead to additional damage to your gutter canals.
- Broken Seams
Your gutter’s seams are its most vulnerable points. Keeping your gutters free of debris is an important step to preventing problems with the seams. However, weakness can add up over time, creating vulnerabilities in the gutter canal system.
- Incorrect Slope
An incorrect pitch or slope can interfere with a gutter’s drainage function. An experienced gutter repair team can assess the condition of your roof and correctly install your existing gutter or recommend a replacement system.
Why Gutter Maintenance Is Important
Damaged or inadequately functioning gutters can allow moisture infiltration throughout your home. That’s why it’s important to repair your gutters as soon as possible. A professional gutter installation contractor can help assess the condition of your gutter system and determine if your gutters need to be replaced or simply repaired.
Replacing your gutters can help prevent the following types of damage: