When you want to protect your home from water damage, keeping your gutters in good shape is your first line of defense. We have been in the business of protecting homes in Vancouver and surrounding towns for over 25 years, and we understand how important it is to fix even the smallest gutter problems. With regular cleaning and scheduled maintenance, you can keep your gutters in great shape throughout the year. While you can try to repair some problems on your own, we are always here if you aren’t up to the challenge and need professional support.
Common gutter issues that occur from poor maintenance and how to repair the problem include:
- Gutters that clog easily. When your gutters get clogged all the time, the water won’t be able to flow through your gutters to the downspout and away from your home. If there are numerous trees in your yard, you may have to clean your gutters two or more times a year. If you aren’t comfortable up on a ladder, you’ll need to call a professional to get the gutters cleared for you.
- Poorly pitched gutters that aren’t sloping properly. Gutters that are not pitched correctly aren’t going to direct water away from your home. If you can look into your gutters and see standing water, then the slope is not enough for your gutters to properly drain. You can try to fix the problem yourself, but this is going to involve rehanging the gutters to make sure they are pitched at the right angle.
- Gutters are pulling away from the house. When the hardware of your gutters begins to wear down, you may notice that areas of your gutters are pulling away from the house. A few clips may be all you need to get the gutter back in place. You can try attaching the gutter back to your home, or you can call a professional for you. If you ignore the problem, the gutter is not going to be able to protect your home from water.
- Leaking gutters. As your gutters get older, or they are damaged in a storm, you may discover that areas are leaking. Once you determine that there is a leak and it doesn’t overflow from a clog, that area of gutter will need to be repaired or replaced. Sometimes the connection between two pieces of the gutter is loose, while other times you may have a rusted hole in your gutter. If your gutters are leaking because of age, you may need to have your gutter system replaced on your home.
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Keep your home protected from water at all times with a well-designed gutter system in place. To learn more about how Weatherguard Gutters can help you protect your home in Vancouver and the surrounding area, Contact us today for a free estimate.