Gutter Repairs and Replacements

Gutter Repairs

Gutter Repairs Are Essential If You Have A Gutter. Storms, rainstorms, high winds, and snow storms can all cause gutters to get loose or disappear. Loose or missing gutters will ultimately lead to damage to your roof and/or siding of the house. If you live in a metropolitan area, your local government may have some recommendations for fixing your gutter, but in rural areas, it is always best to call a professional. Gutters are a crucial component of any modern home and one that should be regularly inspected for leaks.

Clogged Gutter Repairs The most common reason that gutter repairs are needed is because they have become clogged. Whether from leaves, debris, pinecones, twigs, or anything else, when the rain pours, everything becomes caught in the channels forming the gutters. These channels can become so clogged with debris that the water cannot flow through them and down to the ground. Clogged gutters are a serious problem and pose a hazard to you and your family, as well as your pets. It is important to fix these problems as soon as possible to prevent damage to your home’s siding and roof.

Sagging Gutter Repairs Another common reason that gutter repairs are needed is because the gutters no longer hang straight or level. This results in the sagging and leaking that occurs as rainwater hits the side of the gutters. Sometimes the sagging is caused by old tree roots growing through the pipes beneath the gutters, but often it is a loose joint or metal that has become weakened over time. In either case, if you have any of these conditions, then it is time to have the joints replaced. Your city will probably have some recommendations for doing this, or you can have them professionally done.

Rust Treatment – If you see rust on the bottom of your gutters then you know that it is time to get downspouts replaced. If you have never done this before, then you might be tempted to try to remove the rust by hand, but this is extremely dangerous. Rust loves moisture and will quickly form into a deep hole, which makes it impossible for you to reach your gutters with a ladder. In order to ensure that the rust does not form in your downspouts or downspout barrels, have your rust treated by a professional contractor who uses chemicals to dissolve the rust and get it out of your structure.

Leak Detection – If you notice leaks under your eaves or along the walls near your roofline, then you most likely have leaks. These leaks are usually caused by metal, wooden, or molded timbers becoming hollow and allowing water to leak in. When you have gutter repairs and gutter replacement, a new gutter system will be installed to contain all leaking areas and prevent more from occurring. This will prevent mold and mildew from forming under your eaves and around the walls near your new gutters.

Galvanized Spouts and Nails – If you have old galvanized gutters, then you may have developed rust and exposed wood on the inner sides of the gutters. This can eventually lead to rust and breakage of the fascia board, which is the board that runs along the perimeter of the gutters. To prevent this from happening, you will need to have all of the nails and screws replaced, as well as all of the hardware such as nuts and bolts, and possibly even the washers. The easiest way to replace these fasteners is to use a screwdriver and wrenches, which eliminate any chance for human error. By having this completed before you begin your gutter repairs and replacements, you ensure that your damaged area will be properly taken care of before your next job.

Guttering Canberra
6a Mirrabucca Cresent
Giralang ACT 2617
(02) 6147 2609