If your gutters are leaking or sagging, they aren’t going to be able to protect your home from water damage. There are a number of ways you can try to make repairs on your own, once you can identify the source of the problem. From gutter clogs and rusted spots to gutters pulling away from your home, it’s important to take care of your gutter system before you cause serious damage to your property.
When your gutter is sagging, the first step to any repair is to identify why the gutter is sagging in the first place. An accumulation of debris can be too heavy for your gutter, causing it to sag. Loose brackets may be the cause of your sagging gutter, and problems with the structural integrity of your gutter can all cause your gutters to sag.
Remove all Debris from Your Gutter System
Once you have identified what is causing the sag in your gutters, work to clean out the entire system from debris. This will ensure that you don’t have any unnecessary clogs and will allow you to repair your gutter system completely.
Replace all Damaged Brackets
Brackets can break easily, causing your gutters to pull away from the side of your home. If you are comfortable getting up on a ladder, you can replace the brackets on your own. If you don’t want to do the work, it is important to call a professional to change any damaged brackets for you. Water damage can occur during your next rainstorm if you have damaged brackets pulling your gutters away from the home.
If you have missing spikes or ones that have come loose, these will also need to be replaced to keep your gutter system working properly. The spikes hold your gutter system together, allowing water to flow freely from one piece to the next. It can be difficult to replace spikes on your own, as if the job is done wrong you can cause a leak in the first place. Spikes must line up in the holes exactly, and caulk should be used to close up any holes that are left.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters Today
When you have leaky or sagging gutters, it’s time to seek professional help if you don’t want to do the work on your own. At Weatherguard Gutters, we have been in the business of keeping your home safe from water for more than 25 years in Vancouver and the surrounding area. To learn more about how we can help you keep your home free from water damage, contact us today for a free estimate.