4 Warning Signs That You May Need Gutter Repairs Or Guttering Replacement
Maintaining your gutters is a crucial step that many home and building owners do not take. Clean gutters are essential to collect and direct rain water away from your roof, walls, and foundation—if water builds up on your roof or foundation it can result in significant damages that are extremely expensive to repair. Here are 4 warning signs that could indicate it is time to hire a guttering company to repair or replace your gutters:
If you have open gutters that are filled with leaves, dirt, and other debris your gutters will not be able to transport water effectively. The water will fill up and overflow which can cause a lot of damage overtime. Regular gutter cleaning will help you maintain free flowing guttering.
Visible Water Damage
If you see any water damage on your walls, or near the base of your home you should call a guttering company immediately. By the time water damage becomes visible on the outside of your home it could already have caused significant damage to your roof or foundation. Having professional gutter repairs or guttering replacement to prevent future damage will help you avoid major repairs to your home.
As debris accumulates it adds excess weight that causes pressure on the seams and joints. This can not only result in spaces where the gutters are fitted together, it can pull the gutters away from the fascia board and result in leaking. If you notice that your gutters are sagging away from your roof or drooping in the centre, consider calling a guttering company.
Even if you do not see a lot of water leaking or dripping from your gutters, that does not necessarily mean they are not leaking. Check around end caps, corners, and along the fascia board to see if there are any water stains. If stains are there it means small leaks are seeping into your roof or walls which can cause a lot of damage over time.
Not sure if you need guttering replacement or gutter repairs? Call The Gutter Governor.
With over 30 years of experience we have provided quality guttering replacements, repairs, and maintenance throughout the Kent and East Sussex area. If you are in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks or the surrounding areas and notice leaks, stains, or any other warning signs get in touch with us today to discuss your gutters and receive a free quotation. Call 01732 617474 or 01892 300699, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on our website.