Loose gutters are a problem. Their job is to whisk away water and protect your foundation and landscape from becoming too saturated. Gutters also prevent rainwater buildup on roofs to help keep them dry. Puddles of rainwater or melting snow can cause shingles to deteriorate faster, rot, or mold. No homeowner wants that, right?
Fixing loose gutters is critical; you need them to prevent damage to your home and foundation. That’s why PJ’s Roofing has put together a few signs your gutters may be loose and why it matters.
That says it all, doesn’t it? If your roof and gutter system isn’t installed correctly, it will not function as it should––period.
Loose gutter spikes are the number one reason most gutters sag. All it takes to correct the problem is to reattach the gutter with new hardware. Adding additional gutter hangers can also relieve the pressure of the gutter’s weight, keeping it close to the structure.
When gutters are filled with debris, they become clogged. Those clogs prevent water from flowing out. And when these channels fill with gunk and backlogged water, the problem becomes a little weighty. They can become so heavy that they begin separating from the structure. Keeping your gutters clear between seasons, and checking them when you know a big storm is on the horizon, helps tremendously.
Wear and Tear
Over time, gutters can warp and appear as if they are being opened or pried apart. Some materials are more prone to expansion and contraction due to climate conditions. Sometimes when this happens, homeowners need to replace sections or the entire system. Portions may only require being resecured, depending on their condition.
Water Behind Gutters
Water buildup behind your gutters can cause wood rot. If you see gaps between the facia board and gutter, give us a call. And if you notice water stains on brick or siding underneath, we need to know about that too. Our highly-skilled technicians can tighten and secure your gutter system in no time.
As a homeowner, you want to ensure that your gutters stand up to the needs of your home no matter the weather. From choosing the proper gutters to having them supported and secured correctly, trust PJ’s Roofing to do the job. Our full-service roofing team in Frederick, Maryland, is happy to assist you. Let us show you why our customer service has helped us maintain an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. Call us today!