A french drain is a trench, filled with aggregate, that directs subsoil and water away from areas in your property that are prone to flooding. Today, a gutter repair company talks about the important things you need to know about french drains, including how they work and what they can do for your home.… Continue Reading
Identifying and Fixing 3 Common Downspout Problems
Downspouts and gutter systems, in general, are something many homeowners just set up and forget about – until they develop problems, of course. If you’ve noticed water pouring over the edges of your gutters, then you likely have a downspout problem. In today’s article, the gutter and siding experts over at Pechacek’s General Contracting share three common downspout issues and what you can do about them.
As mentioned above, water that goes over your gutters instead of through your downspouts is likely caused by a clog in your downspouts. Luckily, they are easy enough to avoid. Experts recommend giving them a thorough cleaning at least twice a year (possibly more if you have a lot of foliage around your property.)
2. Downspouts Are Too Small
Bigger doesn’t always mean better, but in the case of downspouts, it definitely is. The larger your downspouts are, the better they are at handling a large, sudden influx of water. If your downspouts are too small, most gutter and roof repair contractors recommend upgrading to larger ones to minimize the chances of clogs.
3. Not Enough Downspouts
We see this a lot in DIY gutter installations. Many do-it-yourselfers don’t install enough downspouts. As a general rule, you should install one downspout per 20 feet of gutter, however, more may be required if your area sees a lot of rainfall. When it comes to gutter installation, it’s best to leave it in the capable hands of your local contractor so that they can install it correctly the first time.
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Different Fixes for Different Gutter Problems
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.… Continue Reading
Are Your Gutters Ready for Winter?
It’s always a good idea to call your roofing contractor at the first sign of any roofing problem. This is especially important during winters, when your roof can be under immense stress from the snow and the cold. Unfortunately, while most homeowners give special attention to the state of their roofing, they tend to neglect their gutters and downspouts.… Continue Reading
How Should You Replace Your Damaged Siding?
When you’re having your siding repaired or replaced, you can’t just hire any professional installer. It has to be someone who’s locally trusted and dependable, so you can be confident that it will be installed correctly and prevent any future problems later on. But is it okay to replace only part of your siding? It actually depends on the severity of the damage, but it’s typically acceptable.… Continue Reading