Affordable Roof Care is not just an expert in metal roofing and asphalt shingle roofing; we also provide professional gutter services. Keeping your gutters in good condition can help prevent ice dams, landscaping damage, stained siding and roof leaks. Today, we’re going to talk about typical gutter problems, along with the corresponding solutions.
Sagging gutters can be caused by a problem with the hardware that attaches your gutter system to the fascia. The problem could be caused by gutter hangers that are spread too far apart, or the hangers may just be too old. Your gutters might also sag because the fascia has deteriorated due to water damage or rot. Fortunately, this can easily be eailfixed by installing new hangers or replacing the fascia.
Leaves, dirt, and other debris can build up in your gutters and block the flow of water, causing the water to pool and the gutters to sag from the added weight of the pooling water. When it rains, clogged gutters often overflow, which can cause damage to the foundation, landscaping and siding. As a gutter installation expert, Affordable Roof Care strongly recommends regular gutter cleaning and maintenance to prevent this problem.
Improper Gutter Pitch
Your gutters should have a slight decline to allow water to flow into your downspouts when it rains. Generally speaking, there should be a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet of guttering. This slope can be imperceptible to the untrained eye, so we recommend scheduling a regular gutter inspection with a roofing professional who will be able detect any problems with the pitch of your gutters.
Downspouts Are Too Close
The role of your downspouts is to drain water away from your home. If the downspouts are too close to it, then water from your gutters can saturate the soil surrounding your foundation. This saturated soil will exert pressure on and cause damage to your foundation. Fortunately, an expert roofer will know the appropriate distance your downspouts should be from the house and can move them for you if needed.
Affordable Roof Care provides a wide range of home improvement services, including the best alternative to power washing services: low pressure washing. Our services can help keep your home beautiful and functional. Call us at (360) 639-4339 to learn more about our products and services, or to ask for a free quote. We serve homeowners in Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Poulsbo, and nearby areas in WA.