Poorly functioning gutters may not seem like a big deal for some homeowners, but the truth is, they can bring significant damage to a home. There are numerous ways to remedy a broken gutter – one is installing gutter shields to prevent clogging. Another is to invest in roof leak repair in an attempt to fix the entire system, including your gutters.
Attending to your faulty gutters too late can be a costly mistake. Here are four of the most obvious gutter failure signs.
Damaged seams – The seam is the point where two gutter sections meet, making it the weakest spot of the traditional, sectional gutter system. Once their tight seal gets lost or damaged, leakage becomes inevitable.
Peeling paint – If your siding paint has begun cracking or peeling, then this might indicate your gutters are causing water to pour over your roof.
Pooling water – Notice pools of water around your foundation? It means your gutters and downspouts are not directing water properly from the roof and away from your property. Pooling water can cause major damage to your structural integrity, so be sure to act on this problem right away.
Extensive sagging – Gutters and downspouts that pull away from your exterior are in dire need of replacements. Not only does this problem render your system purposeless; it also presents a major safety hazard.
Our team at TEO Construction is expertly trained to inspect gutter systems and determine if they are in good shape or begging for a fix. We are the leading contractor for all your roofing needs – from gutter repair and installation to a complete roof replacement.
If you need help with your gutters, feel free to give us a call at (301) 466-3630 to schedule a FREE estimate. You may also fill out our contact form, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can.