Like the siding and the other components of your home’s exterior, the gutter system isn’t immune to wear and tear. Over time, problems like leaking, sagging and overflowing begin to manifest. If left unattended, any of these conditions can cause serious damage not just to your home but also to your landscaping and foundations.
As soon as you notice these issues, don’t delay. Get in touch with your reputable contractor right away. Here’s what you can expect from them when they fix the following gutter problems:
Leaks occur on the joints that connect gutter sections. Standing water in the gutters will rust the galvanized steel seams or seep through the seams in aluminum gutters. Gutter pros fix this issue by first drying the inside of the gutters and brushing the affected seams before applying a special caulking compound. Patching big holes involves embedding a sheet-metal patch and covering it with roofing cement.
This issue can pose problems to your home’s walls and foundation. Gutters overflow during heavy downpours due to the presence of clogs. However, it can also be due to the gutters not correctly sized to handle a specific water runoff volume. Gutter repair pros often remove the dead leaves and other debris, but they may also install gutter guards to prevent organic matter from getting into the gutters.
Over time, gutters bend and sag due to the weight of the water runoff. Before repairing the problem, the pros check first if the gutters are correctly sloped—the whole gutter length should drop about a fourth of an inch for every 10 feet of run toward the downspouts. They fix the gutter hangers attached to the fascia by having them either realigned and retightened or replaced entirely.
Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding specializes in exterior home improvement projects, including roofing, siding, and gutter installations. Count on us to build new decks as well. Call us today at (715) 425-9801 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners in River Falls, WI, and the surrounding areas.a