You want every component of your home to function properly, from your siding to your gutter system. Every time something malfunctions or gets damaged, you have to spend time and money to get it working right again.
This is why it’s important to schedule regular maintenance for the components of your home that matter the most. Those are the components that protect your family and your belongings from the elements.
That being said, there are times when things just break or encounter difficulties. When that happens, you are likely to observe some signs. In the case of gutters, for example, you might start hearing noises if something isn’t right. Here are the most common reasons behind that racket.
When it rains, your gutters catch the water sliding down your roof to prevent it from landing directly on your plants or dripping down your siding and windows. Water in your gutters flows to the downspouts and away from your home, helping prevent water damage.
When it rains and you hear water dripping all over the place, or there’s a knocking in the gutters or downspouts, the problem might be a clog.
To prevent clogging, trim the trees that are too close to your home, especially if they’re overhanging. Another way to prevent this problem is to install gutter covers, which only allow water into the gutters.
If you already have a clog, you can try to unclog it yourself, but the best course of action is to call a professional to do the job safely and efficiently.
Gutters are attached to your home using brackets. Sometimes, those brackets can break or come loose. Water can make a noise when it lands in loose gutters. High winds can also do this. Fascia and soffits can also break or rot if there is a problem with gutters that has remained unchecked for some time, so make sure to check them too. Call a professional for gutter repair if you notice that your gutters or downspouts are moving. If the soffits and fascia have been damaged, you may have to talk to your roofer, as well.
Gutters need a slight slope to be effective at draining water. If that slope is missing or wrong, your gutters can overflow. The overflowing water can make some noise when it rains.
The weight of pooling water in a gutter with an awkward angle can also damage the gutter or the brackets. This is why gutter installation should be left to a professional. Call your gutter installer to repair your gutters if they are at an awkward slope.
Pechacek’s General Contracting is a licensed and manufacturer-certified roofing company. We can install and repair gutters. We also offer other services, including the building and installation of new decks. Call us today at (715) 425-9801 or fill out this form to get your free, no-obligation estimate. We work with homeowners in River Falls, WI.