Your roof’s gutters play a vital role in both curb appeal and maintenance. They act as the exit point for water running off from your roof and they help you avoid leaks as well as other kinds of water damage.
However, even your gutters can have problems of their own over time. Learn about some of the signs of damage you should watch out for, and how to fix them.
Depending on how well your gutter system works, cracks can form over time. They can stem from excessive weight due to debris or clogged water. They can also come from spring melt, which causes ice dams that pull on the gutters. Either way, cracks can cause plenty of water damage to your home through leaks and stains. If you find small cracks, you can cover them with sealant. Otherwise, you should call for contractors to replace the system immediately.
Clogging in the System
One of the most common problems for gutter systems is clogging. Debris from roof shingles and trees are the primary sources of trouble. Once they fall into the system, they can build up and cause blockage. You can spot this if water pools in the gutters or if the downspout doesn’t drain water well.
To fix this, you should consider our seamless gutters with leaf protection. These are a protected version wherein your gutters have a cover overhead. While these can still let water through, the top is covered to force debris to fall off the side. Our gutters come in various colors and styles so your home can look good, too.
One way that both gutters and gutter protection systems can fail is when your contractor doesn’t properly install them. Even a high-quality material might not work if applied by the wrong hands. That’s why our contractors are properly trained in the latest installation and repair methods. This way, you get the best service and long-lasting comfort.
Want to learn more about our contractors and gutter protection services? Call us today at (302) 798-0302 to learn more or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and near Wilmington, Bear and Hockessin, DE.