Your gutters are an integral part of your home and, together with your roofing system, works day and night, year-round to repel water and prevent it from going where it doesn’t belong such as exterior walls and your foundation. While most gutters are built to last, they aren’t completely immune to problems. In today’s post, home improvement contractors, Independent Construction Services, shares the three most common types of gutter problems and provides the fixes for them.
1. Clogged Gutters
This is the most common problem homeowners have and it is easily avoided by having your gutters and downspouts cleaned regularly. A clogged gutter is a useless gutter. If you do not comfortable on a ladder or simply do not have the time to clear away debris build-up, be sure to hire a professional to do it for you. Your gutters will thank you for it.
2. Sagging or Loose Gutters
This happens when the hardware that secures the gutters to the side of your home begins to weaken. There are two main reasons why this occurs; it could mean that the fasteners are spaced too widely apart or that the roof fascia may have deteriorated. To be sure, give your residential roofing services provider a ring to have your gutters inspected.
3. Incorrect Pitch
To the untrained eye, your gutters may seem perfectly straight but, on the contrary, professionals install them at a slight angle to aid in proper drainage. If you notice that your gutters aren’t performing the way they should even though there are no clogs, you could have issues with your pitch. If this is the case, call in the experts to have them check it out.
From new gutter installation to general service and repair, when it comes to your gutters, leave it to the pros at Independent Construction Services. If you are a home or business owner in Asheville, NC, and its surrounding areas, feel free to give us a call at (828) 808-8482 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection.