One of the joys of being a homeowner is dealing with the trial and tribulations that are things going wrong! Gutters ultimately are supposed to protect your home by directing water away from the sides and foundation. It can be a nuisance when gutters aren’t working properly. Don’t panic though! If you find an issue with your gutters, if it is an issue you can’t resolve on your own, a Denver roofing company can definitely help! Here are some of the top things that can go wrong with gutters, and things to look out for all year long.
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- Sagging Gutters: When gutters start to sag or bulge out, it could potentially mean there is an issue with their hangers. Perhaps it is due to age or a really terrible storm or rain event that blew through. Luckily, this is an issue that you can usually resolve on your own fairly easily with just a little bit of work.
- Pitch: If you notice there is standing water in your gutters, there may be an issue with the pitch. Ultimately, gutters need to be slightly sloped so water will always run down. The unfortunate thing with standing water in gutters means you could potentially be attracting mosquitoes and other bugs around your home. It can also over time lead to quicker deterioration of your gutters. If you notice standing water, you can try to see if it is an issue you can resolve on your own by bending the hanger. However, if you have straight gutters, you may need to reach out to the company that installed them or a local company to fix the pitch and rid you of the problem.
- Leaks: Over time due to weather and age, the joints that brings together the pieces of the gutters and lose strength or deteriorate. Saggy gutters or ones that are off pitch mentioned above can also lead your gutters to leak as well. Fixing a leaky gutter can definitely be something you fix on your own with gutter or silicone caulk.
- Clogs: Over time, gutters can really get filled up with leaves, tree branches, twigs and all kinds of other debris. When it rains and all of that begins to stick together, it leads to further issues with your gutters. It can even create a fire hazard too in some cases! So it is very important to get up on a ladder fairly regularly to monitor the state of your gutters. If you find they are filled with leaves and debris, clean it out and you will add life and longevity to your gutters.
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