From private residences to commercial buildings, the # 1 problem when it comes to gutters is leaky gutters. While some will experience the occasional clog, a sagging gutter section or even birds nesting in their gutters, the most common obstacle to working gutters is leaks. When your gutter system has a leak it is no longer effectively draining water away from the foundations of your home and can be causing damage to your home siding and roof. Leaks can happen due to a number of reasons including:
– Improper installation of the gutters and faulty design
– Warped and worn gutters
– Dead leaves and outdoor debris are causing the gutter to clog
– Gutters with rips, tears or holes
Regardless of why your gutters are leaking, it is very important that you take the necessary steps to repairing or replacing your gutters so the problem doesn’t get any worse. If leaks are the # 1 gutter problem then neglect is a close second. Ignoring gutter problems will only cause more headaches in the future and if you don’t take care of a small leak soon enough the tear that is causing the leak will continue to widen and that drip can become a steady stream.
If you are doing an annual spring cleaning and notice something isn’t right with the gutters don’t wait. Contact a professional gutter company that is experienced in gutter repairs and replacements that can come to your home or business, provide a thorough inspection and help you determine the best options for improving your gutter performance.