Gutter and Downspout Repair
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Gutters are an important part of rain-proofing your home, especially with the amount of rain here in the Pacific Northwest. Rain can cause damage to the exterior of a structure as well as erode the land around it. Without the proper installation and maintenance, leaking gutters can damage a home’s foundation and/or basement. It may also cause damage to the landscaping and plants that are near your home or business.
Besides quality roofing and proper seals, gutters and downspouts provide the protection needed by routing rain away from the building. If the system is compromised due to storm damage, heavy winds, fallen branches, or simple age, gutter and downspout repair or replacement is crucial.
Signs You Need Gutter Repair
- Gutter is loose or are pulling away from the structure
- Noisy banging sounds when windy
- Water cascades over the edge of the gutter
- Water does not flow smoothly out of the downspouts
- Any signs of rust or physical damage
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How to Repair Gutters and Downspouts
Sometimes gutter repair means simply reattaching them to the house, replacing small parts like brackets, or cleaning out the gutters and downspouts thoroughly. More extensive problems may require replacement instead.
The most common problems rain gutters endure are leaking, sagging, overflowing, and pooling runoff around the home or business. Start with cleaning out debris, leaves or anything else caught up in the gutter. Follow with brushing the inside with a good cleaning product.
If you have a leaky gutter, you will need to buy the proper sealant to seal the holes or cracks. If your gutter is loose, you will need to purchase the brackets and fasteners to secure the gutter. If your gutter is sagging or overflowing, you may want to call in the professionals to check out and inspect the exact issues. With years of experience, they will be able to identify the issue right away, which can save you money in the long run.
Cost of Replacing Gutters and Gutter Repair
Gutter and downspout repair costs depend on many factors. A few nails or a bracket or two on one gutter will cost much less than removing the old gutters and downspouts and replacing them entirely. The size of the house, the slope of the roof, and the height from the ground also factor into costs.
No matter how much the gutter repair cuts into a homeowner’s budget, fixing problems as soon as possible can help to prevent more serious problems and added expenses later. Poorly functioning gutter systems can lead to sever water damage to your roof, walls, and foundation. When you notice signs you need gutter repair, contact us right away for assistance.