Gutters that don’t function properly can cause damage to your roof and the structure of your home. Below you’ll learn about common gutter problems and what you can do to fix these issues. You’ll also find out when it’s best to call Gutter Repair Services Peachtree City GA area professionals to do the job for you.
Gutters can easily become clogged with leaves, small twigs and even bird nests. When you have a clog in your gutters, the water is unable to flow through them and the water will eventually spill out the sides of the gutters. As this occurs, the water runs down the side of your house and forms puddles at the base of your foundation. If your basement or crawl space has cracks, the water will find it’s way into the cracks and this leads to mold and mildew growth. If you don’t mind standing on a ladder, you can easily clean your gutters out yourself. First, pull out as much of the leaf clutter as you can with your hand and then rinse out the rest of the debris with a water hose.
Gutters often pull apart at the joints and this causes them to leak when it rains. Holes that have formed due to rust will also cause leaks in the gutters. Purchase gutter sealant or roofing cement from an area home improvement store to fix small holes and leaky joints. For larger areas that need to be repaired, purchase a patch repair kit, apply a patch over the hole and seal it with roofing cement.
If your gutters have become loose from your roof and they’re sagging, you’ll need to attach new hangers to your roof. When securing the new hangers, make sure that you’re connecting them to a solid surface on your roof or they’ll pull out due to the weight of the gutter. If you don’t feel comfortable placing the hangers on your roof, contact Gutter Repair Services Peachtree City GA professionals to place the hangers and attach the gutters.
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