Austin, Texas Gutter Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement

Gutter repair or replacement is not something most Austin homeowners think about until rainwater causes damage to their homes, gets inside, or destroys landscaping.

Consumer Reports lists runaway rainwater that pours over the gutters and puddles along the foundation as the #1 home repair that can prevent major problems later.

Maintaining your gutters greatly reduces the chances the system will fail when you need it most. Here is a checklist of gutter repair and maintenance items to address.

Austin Gutter Repair Services

Detached Gutter on Austin, TX home, detached gutters are often a sign you need a gutter replacement
Gutter Repair, a gutter downspout with leaking joints
Gutter Repair, overflowing gutter during a rain storm in Austin

Gutter Repair Checklist

✓ Holes

Branches, debris, ladders, and tools can punch holes in your gutters. Aluminum seamless gutters and many sectional systems are prone to this kind of damage.

Clean the area and repair the holes which are causing water to escape. Small holes can be plugged; larger breaches require patching.

✓ Rust

Often found around holes, you may also see rust if the protective coating wears away. Light amounts can be scrubbed away and holes patched. If rust has infested the metal, install a new seamless gutter system.

✓ Leaks

Leaks are most common in the joints of sectional gutters. Seamless gutters may leak from corners or end caps. Before the seals fail, the seams can be cleaned and caulked, securing them in place and eliminating gaps.

✓ Overflow

There are a number of reasons for water overflow, such as:

  • Blockage: If debris is stopping water, it will spill over the sides. Gutter cleaning will clear it up. Consider adding gutter guards to prevent future incidents.
  • Pitch: If the slope on your gutter is too steep, water will rush past the downspout and escape over the end.
  • Downspout Size: The downspout may be too small for rainfall in your area.
  • Loose Hangers: If the system droops, the water is not channeling properly. A rattling sound may also occur when the gutters sit too loose in their hangers.

✓ Pooling

Water may pool below a downspout. Usually, this can be fixed by positioning the elbow. In other cases, upgrading the collection or dispersal system may be necessary.

Be sure to clear blockages in the downspout regularly.

✓ Tiger Striping

Tiger striping occurs when dirt, debris, and pollen build up near the lip of the gutter. As moisture is attracted to these elements, it drips down the gutter, causing black lines and markings. We install a screen hanger system that helps reduce tiger stripping on new gutters.

Gutter Replacement: When It's Time to Replace Your Gutters

For Austin homeowners, maintaining a robust and functional gutter system is vital to prevent water damage and protect the structural integrity of the property. However, while minor damages can often be repaired, there are specific warning signs that indicate a full gutter replacement is on the horizon.

If you are experiencing any of the following, it could mean gutter replacement is the best solution:

  • Persistent sagging or separation between gutter sections, despite frequent repairs.
  • Large rust areas, numerous holes, or persistent leakage, especially after patching.
  • Gutters that are over 20 years old and that are exhibiting frequent issues.

Of course, your technicians at Gutter Tex can make a full assessment during your appointment. But if it's time for a fresh start, we've got your back.

Get Gutter Repair or Replacement

We can help you make the most of your investment with gutter repair, maintenance, and installation services. We also offer carpentry when siding repair or exterior trim repair, or installation is required.

Exterior Light Bulb Replacement

Not only can we perform repair work, while we have our tall ladders up against your house, we can also change your porch lights and exterior bulbs! Tell us during your quote inquiry that you'd like our assistance with this job. Make sure you've got your preferred bulbs ready, and we'll handle the rest when we come over.

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A properly functioning gutter system will gather water and channel it away from your home. Don’t let problems with your gutters lead to thousands of dollars in damage.

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