We’ve all dealt with problematic gutters, but how much simpler would it be to just know that your gutters will work when the next heavy rain comes around? Though sometimes it’s as simple as getting them cleaned, there are a lot of things that can contribute to your gutters not functioning properly. We come to your home or business to assess the problem and plan the best course of action for your property. Whether its fixing problems that cause sagging, plugging a leak or realigning your gutter, we are here for all your gutter repair needs.
With years of experience in roofing and gutter repair, our experts can help you identify a problem and pick a course of action that best suits your home and budget. Where possible, our technicians recommend a repair instead of needlessly replacing an entire system. Gutters are a product that are designed to last a long time, but they need frequent servicing to guarantee that longevity. When not properly cared for, they can cause other problems such as flooding and roof damage, which is why we are here to determine a long term solution that will save you money, instead of just putting a bandaid on the issue.
One of the most common problems when it comes to gutters, is sagging. While this can be caused by infrequent cleanings that lead to an obstruction, heavy buildup can also create other issues such as a broken spine or hanger. In this case our contractors will replace the broken hanger, or repair the spine to rectify the problem. In newer homes, sagging can also be caused by the house settling, creating a need for the gutters to be realigned with the new orientation. Whatever the issue, we will identify the cause, and offer a permanent fix so it doesn’t return with the next bout of weather.
A leaking, or inefficient gutter, is no longer doing its job to drain your roof runoff to the proper location. This is often characterized by leaking at the joints which we can readily repair by replacing or sealing the joint or by replacing one of the gaskets. In more serious cases, these leaks can be caused by corrosion or cracks. If the cracks are mendable, our contractors will evaluate the best plan for sealing them as long as it won’t lead to future issues. In the case of corrosion, the full gutter, or gutter section may need to be replaced depending on the extent of the damage.
One of the more subtle problems with improperly functioning gutters is the poor alignment. When gutters don’t maintain the right slope, this is often indicative of another issue or may even cause other problems. Misalignment, which is often a side effect of sagging, means the gutters are no longer taking residual water away from your home. Our team will make sure your joints are properly aligned, and everything is draining smoothly. Though small amounts of water accumulating may not seem like a big problem, they can cause mold and mildew build up, as well as be used as a breeding ground for mosquitos during the summer season.