Fall is the time of year when your gutters get a workout.
Handling both leaves and rain fall can take a toll on them and common gutter problems can arise. With this summer being almost double of what our average rainfall is, this means your gutters were worked hard this summer making sure the rain water doesn’t damage your siding or foundation.
Here are the top 5 reasons that you’ll have gutter problems last this fall.
1.You Forgot To Clean Them Out!
This is the most important thing about keeping your gutter in tip-top shape. This can lead to a mixed bag of bigger and badder problems, such as leaking gutter, cracked foundation, rotten wood, leaking roof, slippery sidewalk, washed out landscape, and wood destroying insects. Thing no one has time or the patience for. So mark it on your calendar or set an appointment to get this done every fall (after the leaves and pine needles have fallen) and spring (after all the snow has melted).
2. Clogged Gutters
Gutters get clogged, especially in the fall on those cool rainy days and when the leaves and needles and other debris gets swept into your gutters it causes for a yucky problem to be dealt with. If your gutters are clogged during the winter months, this creates many hazards such as slippery walkways, ice dams, and leaks into the house.
3. Pitch is off
Hastily installed gutters or improperly installed gutters can cause your gutter’s pitch to be off which leads to water leaking out of your gutters. This can cause the water to overshoot your gutters and make a mess of your yard.
4.Leaky gutter joints
Improper installation or if the water is blocked it finds a way to exit in weakest spots including the joints.
5.Warped or Bent Gutters
This happens with age or if it wasn’t properly set. Also if a nasty storm happens then it could damage them by sending a tree branch to your gutter.
As you can see if you don’t clean out your gutters, it can lead to many costly and annoying problems.
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.