As heavy storms roll through the region, you may have noticed that your gutters aren’t working like they should. Maybe they have pulled away from your home. Maybe they are overflowing. Or maybe they are leaking. Whatever the case, Gutter Boyz of Kentucky can help you get your gutters back to a good place!
Time and lack of maintenance can take a toll on your rain gutter installation in the form of cracks, holes, and gaps that cause water to leak, which can cause water damage on the structure of your home, the walls or the roof, not to mention continually slippery spots that might pose a risk to your family and damage the floor as well. Needless to say, the more you allow cracks and leaks to go unchecked, the more difficult they will be to fix later on, until the point where you might have to change the whole gutter installation.
Sunlight, dirt, stagnant water, and temperature changes can deteriorate the material of the gutters until they rust and rupture, so the leaking starts – usually at the seams, braces or gutter nails. It is important to note that some materials are more prone to leaking than others.
Here’s how to spot leaky gutters:
Are there several leaking spots along the installation?
Are the gutter joints starting to rust – even if there’s no leak yet?
Have you discovered spots where water pools along your gutter installation?
Does the paint look cracked or chipped along the seams or specific spots of the installation? This might signal that the material could soon give in as well.
Are the gutter hangers loose? Rainwater might start seeping through the joints since the whole system stands more weight than normal and the joints become more susceptible to cracks.
Is the slope of the installation correct? An incorrect slope will cause water to pool along the installation and start eating away at different spots, which might end up in cracks and leaks.
Taking care of details will prevent your rain gutters from developing cracks and eventually leaking. One recommendation from experts at Gutter Boyz of kentucky is choosing seamless gutters since these tend to develop fewer cracks and holes.
If you have noticed that your gutters are having issues, now is the time to contact Gutter Boyz of Kentucky at (270) 906-3055 or CLICK HERE to contact us. Gutter Boyz of Kentucky is your one-stop shop for all things gutter related. Give us a call today for a FREE ESTIMATE!