The gutter system plays a big role in reducing the risk of moisture damage to other components of your home. Because of this, roof repair experts say that checking your gutters for signs of problems should be a top priority. Finding out whether your gutters are in good shape is a lot easier if you ask the following questions.
Are the Gutters Clogged?
Gutters get clogged when debris gets stuck in the gutter trough. Clogging prevents water from flowing into the downspout and straight into the storm drain, causing the gutter to overflow and cause water damage to nearby home components. Make sure the gutters are cleaned at least twice a year, especially during autumn where leaves can file up.
Are the Gutters Perfectly Aligned?
Gutters can also be prone to getting warped or misaligned (especially sectioned variants). A quick look at your home’s gutters should tell you if there are signs of gutter damage that could hamper the flow of water runoff. While minor deformations are easily fixable, experts suggest replacing severely warped or misaligned sections.
Do the Gutters Have Discolored Spots?
Gutters are exposed to a lot of rain, snow and humidity. This could lead to all kinds of discoloration, including fading, mold formation or rust around the screws or bolts. Knowing the cause of each type of discoloration makes it easier to determine the cause of the problem, speeding up the repair or replacement process.
Do You Have a Gutter Expert in Mind?
Cleaning, repairing and replacing gutters can be a risky ordeal. To avoid problems related to poorly-implemented DIY maintenance, it’s best to get help from the experts. Certified exterior contractors are skilled and well equipped to do roofing, siding, deck construction and gutter-related work efficiently and with better quality results.
Let us help you keep your gutters in good condition. GO Construction Services, LLC is the leading exterior and roofing company in the area. You can call us at (717) 854-1573 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.