Your home’s gutters are a complex system, fitted with components each designed to function toward keeping water away from your home when it rains. Gutter systems are made to be tough, but they will eventually deteriorate, however, requiring replacement or roof leak repair. Knowing what problems you can expect will help you take action quickly and prevent them from causing even more issues.
Gutter Joint Separation
This is actually a common problem caused by accumulated debris. The joint areas of the gutters become vulnerable because of the accumulated weight, which also clogs up the water in the system. If you already have this type of problem in your home, it can’t be easily repaired with caulk or glue. For a more permanent fix, we recommend hiring a professional to check and replace your gutters.
Leaking Gutters and Faulty Downspouts
Leaky gutters are actually cracked or broken in places, which can be a result of poor maintenance, low-quality materials, cold weather, or any combination of these. While it sounds less of a hassle to repair your cracked gutters with a waterproof material, it will be a much better solution in the long term to have them completely replaced by a professional gutter and roof installation contractor, especially if there are cracks all over your gutter system.
Your downspouts not functioning properly can be a sign of deterioration, or they simply weren’t installed correctly. When precipitation isn’t being properly directed through your downspouts, water will pool around the foundations of your home. This can become a potential flooding risk, even if you’ve taken waterproofing measures on your home’s foundation. Make sure to have these replaced by a professional as well.
End of Life Span
A typical gutter system should last around 10 years before they start to show signs of deterioration. Whether it’s corrosion, sagging, holes, or loose brackets, your system has to be replaced by a gutter and roof replacement contractor to prevent any water leakage and other damage onto your home.
For all your gutter concerns, trust only ATD Restoration. To get started, call us at (864) 729-3970 or you can fill out our convenient online form. Talk to us today!