Gutter problems may occur at some point, caused by a variety of factors. Leaks, overflow and sagging are just some of the most common gutter issues that homeowners deal with. It’s important to address these problems immediately so as to prevent more serious damage that could affect your roofing and other parts of your home.
In this post, roof replacement expert Precision Roofing discusses how professionals typically fix different types of gutter problems.
Gutter leaks are often found in the joints between sections. These usually start when water is not able to drain from the gutters, forcing it to seep through the seams. In other cases, the water causes the galvanized steel to rust, further compromising your gutter system. To solve a gutter leak, experts look for any signs of sagging or standing water to identify the root of the problem. They address such issues and, if necessary, adjust or add gutter hangers. They also apply silicone or a gutter caulking compound to seal the inside and outside of the seams.
An overflowing gutter can present serious problems and potentially damage your home’s walls and foundation. This typically happens during heavy rain. It’s often caused by a clog in the gutter system, which prevents the water from reaching the downspouts. In other instances, the gutters or downspouts are simply not big enough to handle the volume of runoff. Roofing companies usually recommend the installation of gutter guards after fixing the gutters. These gutter guards can prevent leaves and debris from getting into your gutters and consequently avoid clogging.
Sagging is caused by standing water in the gutter system. Because the gutters are bearing an excessive load, this causes the gutter material to bend and sag. The hangers tend to become loose as well. But apart from water marks or standing water inside the gutters, professionals also check if the gutters have been installed with the correct slope. To get back your gutters into shape, they typically replace the hangers or re-seat them.
If you’re looking for gutter or roof installers that you can trust, Precision Roofing is one of your best options. With around 30 years of experience, you can count on us to deliver top-notch workmanship. Call us at (845) 351-2009 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Wallkill, NY.