Common Problems Caused by Poorly Maintained Gutters
May 23, 2019
Just like any other part of your home’s exterior, your gutters must be routinely maintained to prevent damage. It’s important to pay attention to your gutters because they drive water away from your home, preventing damage on the walls and foundation.
In today’s post, your local composite siding provider, Rapid Roofing, discusses common gutter issues caused by lack of maintenance.
- Clogging – Eventually, debris like leaves and branches can settle in the gutters and cause clogging. This can cause the gutters to overflow during heavy rainstorms and compromise your foundation. Have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year, or install gutter covers to reduce maintenance needs.
- Sagging – The weight of debris and standing water from clogged gutters can cause the system to sag. Loose hangers that secure the gutters to the roofline may get detached when the gutters get too heavy. Your gutter system will then fail and have to be replaced. You can count on Rapid Roofing if ever this unfortunate event happens. Our team specializes in high-quality gutter and vinyl siding installation services.
- Improperly Pitched Gutters – Gutters must be angled correctly for water to properly flow. The slope should be angled at least a quarter inch for every 10 feet of gutter. Standing water in the gutters is an indication that they are not properly pitched.
- Leaks – Holes will cause streams of water in the middle of the gutters. These are usually easy to fix, but the job should be properly done. Using a material that’s different from the gutter to patch the holes and leaks can lead to erosion.
Choose Rapid Roofing when it’s time to replace your gutters. We also offer quality siding installation service. Call us at (734) 234-5900, or complete our online form for a free quote. We serve clients in Canton, MI.