Gutters protect your home’s exterior from damage by directing water away from your property. Small gutter problems should be addressed immediately to prevent costly repairs.
In today’s post, one of your most trusted siding contractors, Polk Contracting, Inc., talks about common gutter defects that can damage a home.
Clogging is probably the most common gutter problem. Gutters will overflow during rainstorms if they are clogged. Improper water flow can compromise the structural integrity of your home’s foundation. It can also damage your landscaping and siding.
Make sure your gutters are kept clean for good water flow. Schedule routine maintenance at least twice a year depending on where you live. The more well-taken care of your gutters are, the easier you can maintain them.
Improper Installation or Maintenance
Gutters are secured to the fascia with hangers and necessary hardware to support its weight. As your gutters age, this hardware will begin to weaken.
The weight of debris will cause gutters to sag if they aren’t well-maintained. Cleaning the gutters and tightening its screws may solve this issue. Your gutters might not be properly installed if it continues to sag. If that’s the problem, you will have to replace them. At Polk Contracting Inc., we offer high-quality gutter and door replacement services. You can only expect the best service from us with our experienced team and top-grade products.
Incorrectly Pitched Gutters
Water will not drain and collect if your gutters are incorrectly pitched. Your gutters may not be draining properly if you see standing water. There should be at least a quarter inch of slope for every ten feet of gutter. The hangers may need to be reinstalled if bending the gutters doesn’t do the trick.
Keep in mind that gutter repairs are best handled by professionals. Improper practices can only do more harm to your guttering system.
For your gutter needs, you can trust your local gutter, window, and door contractor, Polk Contracting, Inc. Call us at (410) 660-2922 or complete our online form for a free estimate. We help homeowners in Abingdon and Bel Air, MD.