Gutter maintenance plays a big role in keeping your home and your roof in good condition. With Bristol being hit regularly with heavy rain lately, now is a great time to make sure your gutters are properly functioning. Here are some of the common gutter repairs in roofing that includes:
Strong winds, heavy rain, and snow / ice can cause gutters to become loose or even break. Sections that are overrun with leaves and other debris can sag and detach from the house as well since the extra weight can be too much for your rain gutters. Loose or missing gutters can cause damage to your roof. The overflow of water that spills onto the areas around your home can also potentially destroy the landscaping. Gutter repairs provided by a qualified roofing contractor can include re-attaching or replacing broken components.
Gutters and downspouts must be clear of leaves and debris to do their job. Gutters become clogged for a variety of reasons, including the formation of ice dams, the growth of mold and vegetation, falling leaves and debris from nearby trees. Clear out your gutters this spring – it’s best to do unclog gutters on a dry day, when leaves and small twigs can be removed by hand or with a handheld blower. Once you’ve removed the debris, gently flush your gutters with a garden hose or a gutter cleaning tool to confirm that you have improved the drainage process. Also consider leaf-relief-gutter-protection system for clog-free gutters in the future!
Sunlight and rough weather can cause gutters to crack, which in turn leads to leaks. Using a garden hose, spray water on your roof to see if your gutters are leaking. If you don’t have seamless gutters, your system may also begin to leak at aging seams. These leaks may be repaired with silicone sealant. Be sure to seal both the inside and outside of the gutter. Waterproof or gutter sealer is easy to apply to dry, sanded gutters. Large holes or cracks may require sections of your rain gutters to be replaced. Ultimately, the size of the cracks or holes may determine whether you are comfortable making simple repairs yourself or relying on a roof and gutter expert.
End of Life Span.
Your home’s gutters are designed to last 10 years plus, but at some point hopefully well past the first decade, they will start to fail. From corrosion, holes, sagging and leaking to missing, loose or bent brackets, your guttering will need replacement. Call on a professional roofing & gutter contractor to inspect the damage and recommend a new system crafted from uPVC, copper, galvanized steel, or aluminum.
Damaged Down Pipes.
The down pipe section of your guttering is the part that delivers the water to run-off areas or into drainage on the ground. Down pipes that become misdirected or damaged can direct water toward the foundation of your home rather than away from the house. If your downspouts are joined to fascia boards, ensure that they are firmly attached. Have damaged down pipes repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs to your roof or home.
PM Roofing and Gutters is here to offer a solution to all your roofing & gutter problems! Family owned and operated Bristol roofing contractor with 20 years of experience in roofing, we have the experience and expertise to handle your gutter replacement & repairs.