Your gutters on your roof often don’t often cross your mind. Many homeowners don’t worry about them until they experience gutter problems. Gutters help to keep water away from the foundation of your home, but in order to do this efficiently, your gutters need to be kept in good condition.
Maintenance on your gutters includes cleaning and replacement if your gutters are bent or damaged. Committing to yearly maintenance helps to avoid more gutter problems and water to the foundation of your home. Here are some common gutter problems that you should be aware of as a homeowner.
The most common gutter problems are debris, leaves, dirt and build up, clogging your gutters. When gutters can not drain properly water can not pass through and starts to cause problems to your foundation. Keeping your gutters clean is relatively easy to do and is the most important maintenance to have on your gutters.
Keeping them clean can depend on where you live and the climate. Late fall in many areas is a good time to clean, before it snows and leaves become covered. April or during spring cleaning is the second time you should work on your gutters during the year.
Sagging comes from build up of debris and the weight causes your gutters to become loose and sag. Fixing this problem not only helps the water to flow through your gutters more easily, but also looks better on your home. Fixing sagging is easy to do. Tightening the screws again can help or moving the hangers to better support the weight. If you feel that your gutters are too far gone, you can call a roofing company to help.
This gutter problem can happen in many ways but weather is the main culprit. This is why twice a year is important. During heavy rain storms or heavy snow storms, gutters can get knocked down or dented. You can avoid this by making sure your gutters are installed properly and are not loose before the winter season.
In order for water to flow, your gutters need to be installed at the right angle and slope. The hangers should be installed at least a quarter of an inch for every 10 feet of gutter. Improperly pitched gutters will have standing water in them after a rainstorm. You will know when you have gutter problems when water is not flowing through.
Believe it or not, some homes just don’t include gutters. It’s important to have them installed if you are just moving into a home to prevent further damage. Getting professionally installed gutters is also important. KangRoof is here to help with installation and repair.
Gutter Joint Separation
Gutters pulling apart from each other is a really common problem. The joint areas of the gutters are vulnerable to separation entirely. Weight from debris can cause your gutters to break apart and need to be repaired or replaced.
Bad Downspout Draining
Not only do gutters need to be installed at the right angle. Your drainage and downspouts need to be installed in a specific direction. If your downspout is too close to your home this can lead to standing water around your home. Your downspout should extend several feet from your home, otherwise they’ll dump water right into your basement or foundation.
Need Gutter Repair? Call KangaRoof
Whether you need new gutters or just gutter repair our team is here to help. Hiring a knowledgeable roofing company prevents gutter problems in the future. Cleaning or fixing gutters can be hard to do if your roof is high or your gutters are hard to get to. Life is busy and gutter maintenance may not be the first thing you think of. Working with KangaRoof makes sure that your gutters stay in tip top shape.
We can provide a free home assessment and tell you what needs to be improved on your home. With 40 years of experience, our top priority is your satisfaction. We want to respect your home and make sure it looks, neat, clean and professional. Contact us today for more information and to learn more about our 100% satisfaction guarantee.