Some of the most common problems that occur with gutter systems are leakage, sagging and clogging. If these conditions are ignored, they can cause extensive water damage to your home and its foundation. But when addressed early, these issues can be fixed by gutter professionals.
Klean Gutters Midwest, one of the most reputable gutter protection companies, discusses how gutter specialists handle some gutter issues in this post.
Leaks often occur at the joints between sections. When water fails to drain from your gutters, it can seep through the seams or cause the galvanized steel seams to rust. That’s why for leak issues, pros typically check for signs of standing water or sagging. They may adjust or add gutter hangers if necessary, and to permanently fix the issue, they usually apply silicone or a special gutter caulking compound on the inside and outside of the seams. This ensures that the leaks are sealed properly.
Blockages usually occur in the elbows of gutter sections where debris can accumulate. To get rid of clogging, your gutter contractor may take the sections apart and clean out the debris. But if you’re looking for a long-term solution, you might want to add gutter protection to keep debris out of your gutters. Consult with gutter guard installers about your options.
Sagging typically occurs when the gutters are full of water. The heavy weight of the water can cause the gutters to bend and sag, with the hangers loosening as well. One of the first things that experts look for is standing water or water marks on the inside of the gutters. They also check if the slope of the gutter system is correct. Gutters should drop approximately 1/4 inch for every 10 feet of run. To fix sagging gutters, replacing the hangers or re-seating them usually does the trick.
Klean Gutters Midwest has a team of qualified and experienced gutter cover installers who deliver superior results. We also specialize in aluminum and copper gutter systems as well as water management systems. Call us at (855) 974-4669 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.