Gutters protect your roof and house from water damage as they direct water away from your property. When not maintained properly, they can cause serious problems that can lead to costly repairs and replacements. To avoid issues and headaches, it’s best to know common problems you may encounter, ways to spot them, and means to solve them.
To help maintain your gutters and, as a result, keep your Newport News roofing in top shape, we at The Roofing and Remodeling Company are sharing a list of common problems and their solutions.
Wind-blown debris, dirt, leaves, and branches can collect in your gutters, decompose, and block the flow of water. This can eventually result in leaks, moldy walls, and deteriorating foundation. To fix clogged gutters, have an experienced contractor clean them. To avoid clogging, think about getting gutter covers, such as Gutter Topper, to prevent debris from getting into your gutters.
There are many reasons behind this problem. One of which is loose gutters. When your gutters are installed too far from the eaves, water may spill off behind the gutters rather than in them.
A sagging gutter is often a result of the added weight caused by the accumulation of leaves and debris in it. Improperly secured gutters may sag too. When yours have started to sag, schedule an inspection and repair or replacement with our team.
Improperly sloped gutters may cause water to back up into the roof or the exterior wall. It may also result in standing water. If you see a pool of water in your gutters, they may not be aligned correctly. Call us, and we’ll correct the slope for you.
Don’t let problems with your gutters ruin your roof, walls, and foundation. Let our professional roofing contractors in Newport News VA help you have well-maintained gutters all year round.
Contact The Roofing and Remodeling Company at (757) 903-0050 for more information on proper gutter and roofing maintenance.