4 Common Gutter Problems

4 Common Gutter Problems gutter freedom

There are a few gutter problems homeowners are likely to encounter.

Gutters are essential to your home’s roofing system, keeping your home safe from water damage by channeling water away from the foundation. Unfortunately, gutters can become clogged, damaged, or malfunction due to improper installation or maintenance. There are a few gutter problems homeowners are likely to encounter. Each has its own potential to cause damage, and each can be fixed if caught in time. Let’s go over some common gutter problems.

Sagging Gutters 

When your gutters sag, it invites water to pool in one spot and prevents proper drainage. This causes excess stress on that section of the gutter and may cause the hardware to fail, leading to further sagging or a total collapse of the gutter section. As the water leaks from this low point, it can cause wood rot and eventual foundation erosion.

The best solution is to rehang this gutter section with better hardware before it causes further damage. If your gutters are sagging so much that they detach from your home, it may be time to call the experts to replace your system.

Clogged Gutters

Clogging happens when debris accumulates in the gutter and downspouts, restricting the water flow and causing it to get backed up. This can result in leaks and damage to attic insulation and your home’s foundation. The weight of the excess water, along with sticks, leaves, and other debris, also causes your gutters to sag or even pull away from the house.

You should clean gutters at least once or twice a year, especially if you have a lot of trees near your home. Check for debris and obstructions after big storms, too. A simple regular maintenance routine can eliminate this problem and all the others that come with it.

Leaky Gutters

Another common gutter problem is leaks. Leaks can be caused by clogs, improperly installed gutters, or age. To repair a leak, you should inspect the gutter for any signs of damage. If the gutter has a crack or hole, it might be best to call a professional to help you evaluate the size of the leak. Some leaks can’t be patched with a sealant and will require gutter repair services.

Gutter Damage

Without the proper maintenance and care, gutter damage is nearly impossible to avoid. Even if your home is far from falling trees and hail zones, gutter damage will happen if you do not maintain your gutters correctly.

It’s important to remember that this can be avoided with proper installation from experienced professionals like Gutter Freedom. 

Professional Gutter Repair and Installation

Thank you for considering Gutter Freedom as your preferred choice for gutter installation, protection, and repair. With over ten years of proven excellence, we bring our expertise to your doorstep and ensuring that your home is equipped with a gutter system that stands the test of time. Contact us today to experience the Gutter Freedom and Home difference – where quality, experience, and customer satisfaction converge. Please reach out to us at 727-266-0355 for the fastest service. For other inquiries, please contact us via email at [email protected].

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