The Importance of Gutter Repairs
Gutters are vital in maintaining your home’s attraction and protection, which is why they need to be well-maintained. Gutters direct water away from your home, whether it’s melted snow from a brutal Indiana snowstorm or rain after a major summer storm. Your home could experience erosion, water damage, and foundation issues without properly working gutters. Gutters that are functional and correctly installed will keep your home looking good.
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When Things Go Awry
Foundational issues and water damage repairs cost homeowners thousands of dollars each year. Once you’ve had your gutters installed, you usually don’t give them much thought. However, your gutters may be the cause of some serious damage that could end up costing you to repair or replace them entirely. The good news is that many of these issues can be prevented. As long as you keep your gutters properly maintained and know what the signs and symptoms of a failing gutter system look like, you can keep them in top shape.
Signs and Symptoms of Failing Gutter Systems
While some issues with your gutters can be obvious, other issues may require professional inspection and repair. One of the more obvious signs of a failing gutter system is water pouring out from the gutters. Gutters have downspouts that allow any water from rain to drain out. If your gutter is overflowing with water, then your gutter could be clogged or damaged in some way that isn’t allowing all the water to drain through the downspout.
Another sign of a failing gutter is fairly obvious: water leaking somewhere in your home. Water leaking into your home’s basement can cause flooding and mold growth. The good news is that these symptoms are typically caused by a faulty gutter system, which can be fixed. When the gutters aren’t draining the water away from your home, it could end up in your basement. Gutters are meant to prevent roof and basement leaks and mold, so if you’re experiencing one of these things, the gutters could be failing to do their job.
Gutter systems also work to protect your home from foundation cracks; therefore, if you see cracks or depleting areas in the foundation, your gutters could be failing. When water is not directed away from your home properly through the gutters, it can find its way you’re your foundation.
In addition, if you’re seeing puddles forming around the foundation of your home after some rain, then the gutters could be having issues. Gutters help to prevent standing water and mold from growing near the foundation of your home so that this symptom may be a sign of gutter system failure. If your gutters are not draining the water, standing water could be forming in them. Gutters should be draining the water, so there could be an issue with the gutters themselves when they aren’t.
Proper installation of gutters is pivotal for their success in doing their job. If the gutters were not secured properly during installation, they can begin to sag or hang loose. Other improper installation signs are lack of connection at the seams and nails and fasteners breaking and dropping to the ground. SPG Roofing & Exteriors ensures that every gutter installation is done properly and efficiently so that you’re not dealing with the aftermath of a faulty installation.
The signs of a faulty installation are obvious, as are some other visible issues can cause the gutters to fail at draining water properly. If you see cracks, rust, or bends on the gutters, peeling paint or corroded siding, or other imperfections on the gutters or the exterior of your home, then a repair may be needed. If the imperfections are too far gone, then it could be a sign of a bigger issue that could replace your gutter system.
The last sign you may see if your gutter system fails relates to your landscaping. Your gutters are designed to drain water away from your home and your landscaping. If you see plants washing away or roots coming loose, the water could fail to be drained away.
If your gutters and home are experiencing any of the mentioned signs and symptoms, then your gutter system could need repair. You can contact us at SPG Roofing & Exteriors upon seeing any of the signs so we can schedule a gutter inspection to determine what the issue is and what we can do for you and your home. Our drone technology system allows us to look at all parts of your gutter system to address the problem easily. Whether your gutters need repair or be reinstalled the right way, we can help.
Things to Avoid
While there are many things you can do around your house when things start breaking down or looking damaged, it’s better to keep it to the professionals when it comes to your gutters. If you’ve noticed any signs or symptoms of a failing gutter system occurring before involving your insurance company, contact our team at SPG Roofing & Exteriors. We can inspect before you get in contact with insurance.
You’ll want to avoid trying any quick fixes or making any repairs on your own because that allows the insurance company to possibly disqualify what you’ve done for needed repair coverage if any issues arise later on. We know that many “DIY” fixes pop up when you research what could be wrong with your gutters, but trust us, it’s worth it to give us a call instead of trying anything on your own.
If you’re walking around your roof attempting to seek out the problem or making fixes, then you could be causing even more damage without even knowing it, as there may be more damage than there appears to be. Heading up onto your roof is also a dangerous task. SPG Roofing & Exteriors offers contactless inspections to avoid these problems, so contact us as soon as you see any signs or symptoms. We want you to be safe with your feet firmly on the ground.
Why Choose Us?
As homeowners ourselves, we know that finding the right roofing and exteriors team is important and nerve-wracking. At SPG Roofing & Exteriors, we’re here every step of the way to answer all questions and address any concerns that you may have. We work with you to build a long-lasting, trusting relationship. We provide quality gutter installation and inspection services to homeowners across the state of Indiana.