Sturdy Home Improvement is not just the top roof replacement contractor in our local area. We also provide professional gutter services. Keeping your gutters in good shape is important if you want to prevent various problems like landscaping damage, roof leaks, stained siding and ice dams. Today, we will discuss common gutter problems and explain how to avoid them.
1. Clogged Gutters
Most gutters are open and uncovered because they need to catch the rain flowing from the roof. Unfortunately, this means leaves and other debris can easily enter the gutters and form clogs. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and cause water damage. You can avoid this by asking a gutter company to clean your gutters regularly. You can also install a gutter protection system to prevent clogs from forming.
2. Improperly Pitch
Your gutters should have a slight incline to allow rain to flow towards your downspouts. As a siding and gutters expert, we recommend at least a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet. To avoid this problem, you need to call a professional gutter company to inspect and maintain your gutters regularly. You need to work with a pro because typically, the slope of your gutters is imperceptible.
3. Downspouts Are too Close to the Foundation
Your downspouts have to drain rainwater a certain distance away from your home if you don’t want any problems. If the downspouts drain too close to your home, water can saturate the soil surrounding your foundation. This wet soil can put a lot of pressure on the foundation which can cause it to crack. A professional can extend your downspouts several feet away from your home.
4. Sagging Gutters
Your gutters can sag if there is a problem with the hardware that secures your gutters to your fascia. The hangers might be too old and have come loose or they might be spaced too far apart. Sagging gutters can also be caused by deteriorating fascia. A gutter company can prevent this from happening by replacing the current hangers.
Sturdy Home Improvement provides a wide range of home improvement services to our customers including building home additions, siding replacement, roof replacement, window replacement, gutter services and more. We have completed over 3000 jobs and we have a solid reputation for getting the job done on time. Call us at (508) 948-0128 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free consultation and quote. We serve homeowners in Indian Orchard, MA.