If you find your gutter causing roof leaks or other forms of damage to your home, it’s time to take a closer look at where your gutter is failing and how to avoid it. There are a few common gutter problems you could encounter, so being aware of these issues can help prevent them and keep your gutters clean and healthy.
What Kind of Damage Can Clogged Gutters Cause?
The first gutter problem you might encounter is clogged gutters. If left unchecked, gutters and downspouts will get clogged with debris over time, causing gutter leaks, sagging gutters, and other common problems. If you don’t address these issues early on, water won’t be able to drain properly, which can damage sections of your roof or even rip the gutters from the building’s side. Make sure you have your gutters checked and cleaned regularly to prevent buildup of debris.
Sagging Gutter Damage
Sagging gutters are caused by either the hangers, which keep the gutters in place, old age, or built-up debris. Sagging could cause the entire gutter system to be pulled from the roof eventually, leading to costly repairs. Thankfully, maintenance for sagging gutters is inexpensive and quick.
Leaking Gutter Problems
Leaky gutters cause improper drainage and can lead to damage to your roof if not handled soon enough. Using gutter sealant for small holes and gutter patches for larger sections will block the damage and keep your system running smoothly. If water is leaking down the sides of your home or business and the downspout seems only to succeed at drainage partially, then you have gutter leaks somewhere in the system.
Leaky gutters cause improper drainage and can lead to damage to your roof if not handled soon enough.
Water Damage From Gutters and Why You Need Gutters
Without gutters, water would cause ongoing damage to your roof. Drainage prevents standing water from collecting in certain areas while also keeping water from dripping down your siding. Installing gutters or gutter guards allows you to safely move water and debris to your building’s select drainage area without causing any damage.
When you need professional gutter services, either for installation or repairs, Seal Roofing has you covered. We handle a variety of residential and commercial roofing projects ranging from residential repairs to full commercial replacements. When you need specialized gutter protection and maintenance services, contact the experts at Seal Roofing.
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