Leaks, clogging and sagging are just some of the most common gutter problems that you may encounter at some point. But as long as you detect them early and carry out repairs immediately, you can save yourself from the troubles of roof damage and costly repairs.
Leaks typically occur in the joints between gutter sections. They start forming when water is unable to flow or drain from the gutters, causing it to penetrate the seams. When checking for the source of the leak and the extent of damage, gutter experts look out for signs of sagging and standing water. To fix a leaking gutter, they may simply adjust or add gutter hangers. Then, they would have to apply a gutter caulking compound or silicone on the inside and outside of the leaking seams.
Clogging usually occurs in the elbows of gutter sections, where dirt and debris could easily build up. Gutter or roofing contractors may need to remove the gutter sections so that they can clean out the accumulated dirt. Furthermore, to make your gutters less prone to debris buildup and clogging, they may recommend the installation of gutter guards. Gutter guards will protect your gutter system and prevent leaves and other debris from getting inside your gutters.
When your gutters and downspouts are too clogged with debris, they won’t be able to properly discharge water. This causes water to get stuck inside your gutter system. The weight of the water becomes too much for your gutters to bear, so the material bends or sags. The hangers may also become loose, so gutter experts would have to check them as well. Typically, sagging can be fixed by replacing the hangers or reseating them. But your contractor would also have to make sure that the slope of the gutter is correct.
For your residential or commercial roof replacement needs, you can count on Hill Roofing Corporation to do an excellent job. Our team is trained to handle projects efficiently and ensure that every work complies with manufacturer instructions and local building codes. Call us at (703) 754-0964, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Manassas, VA, and the surrounding areas.