Seamless Gutter Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement
Gutter repair is not something we think about until rainwater causes damage to our home, 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.
Gutter Repair Checklist
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.
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 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.
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. BearCLAW is a powerful open top hanger system we use that eliminates gutter rattle on new gutter installs.
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 AqueDUCT®, a licensed screen hanger system which helps reduce tiger stripping on new gutter installs.
Gutter Repair Services
We can help you make the most of your investment with gutter repair, maintenance, and installation services. We also offer carpentry when exterior trim requires installation or repair.
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.
Contact Gutter Tex for effective, expert gutter repair solutions.
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