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Risks Associated With Clogged Gutter Systems

May 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

Clogged GuttersIf the gutters on your home are clogged with leaves, dirt and other debris, rainwater may not be able to flow through them properly and discharge through your downspouts. This can potentially cause a number of moisture-related issues with your home. Check out a few common risks associated with clogged gutters below!

Foundation Issues

When water can’t flow through your gutters, it will eventually spill over their sides instead. This, in turn, can cause water to pool around your foundation. Over time, moisture buildup around the foundation can cause the concrete to crumble and crack. A clean gutter system will ensure that rainwater flows away from your home, thereby protecting your foundation from water damage.

Mold growth

A clogged gutter system can also cause rainwater to drain down your siding, leaving unsightly mold and mildew stains on your home. If you find that you’re constantly struggling to combat mold growth on your home’s exterior, it could be because your gutters aren’t functioning correctly!

Damaged gutters

When your gutters are filled with heavy debris and water, the added weight can cause them to split and break free from your home. This can not only have a negative effect on your home’s curb appeal, but also allow water from the broken gutter sections to collect around the foundation.

To keep your gutters working properly, be sure to clean them at least a couple times every year, preferably in the spring and fall. You may also want to consider having gutter guards installed. These can prevent debris from falling into the gutters and reduce the need for regular cleanings. To learn more, feel free to give us a call or contact us online today!

How to Tell When It’s Time for a Gutter Replacement

March 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Rusted GuttersWhen your gutters are functioning properly, it can be easy to forget about them altogether. Once an aging gutter system falls into disrepair, however, it can be hard to ignore. You may notice unsightly mildew growing on your gutters, or find broken fasteners lying on the ground below the eaves of your home. But these aren’t the only indications of a gutter system that needs to be replaced. Today we’ll look at a few more tell-tale signs that it’s time to invest in new gutters for your home.

Water Damage Beneath Your gutters

Is the siding below your gutters getting streaked with mold and mildew? Do the fascia boards behind the gutters appear to be rotting? These are signs that your gutters are leaking and/or overflowing during rain storms. If you spot water damage around your gutters, inspect them closely for cracks, holes and rust.

Bent, Sagging Gutter Sections

If the fascia boards behind your gutters are rotting, the gutters may begin to sag and pull away from your home’s roof. This problem can be exacerbated by ice dams and impact damage from tree limbs and other debris. You can try to reinforce your old gutters with new fasteners, but sooner or later they will need to be replaced.

Erosion in Your Landscaping

If you notice little gullies forming in the flowerbeds next to your house, there’s a good chance your gutters aren’t doing their job. Ideally, your gutters should divert water away from your home to prevent this type of erosion.

Water Pooling Around Your Foundation

If you notice erosion in your flowerbeds, you may also see water pooling around your home’s foundation. Over time, this moisture buildup can cause the foundation to crack and crumble. With this in mind, it’s important to have the problem remedied sooner rather than later.

Are your old gutters in need of a replacement? Give us a call or contact us online today to learn more about how a modern seamless gutter system can help!

How to Get Ready for a New Gutter Installation

February 26th, 2018 | No Comments »

Gutter InstallationA new gutter system can ensure that rainwater drains safely away from your roof, protecting your home or office from water damage during storms. But before you get your new gutter system, it’s important to prepare your home for the installation process.

Inspect Soffits and Fascia

Once your old gutters have been removed, take this opportunity to inspect your home’s soffits and fascia boards for signs of mold, mildew and rotting wood. If you identify any of these issues, have them repaired before your new gutters are installed. This will maximize the lifespan of your new gutter system and prevent isolated sections of rotting wood from becoming more widespread in the future.

Repaint and Rebuild

After your existing gutter system is removed, you’ll probably notice some chipped paint and general wear and tear at the edge of your roof. It’s a good idea to repaint these areas before the new gutters are installed to make sure they’re properly sealed against moisture. You can also replace any missing or damaged siding at this point, too.

Assess Drainage

This is the most important step in gutter installation prep: make sure you know where that rainwater is going. A new gutter system won’t do you much good if it isn’t tailored to the unique drainage conditions around your home. Our gutter installers can work with you to identify potential drainage issues and resolve them before you get your new gutters. This way, you can be confident in their ability to effectively drain water away from your home.

Interested in replacing your home’s old gutter system with modern seamless gutters? Give us a call or contact us online to request your estimate today!