Gutters are not something we think much about, until they are not working properly and need repairs. That poses another problem, since we often don’t know our gutters need repairs until it’s too late and damage to our home may have already already begun.
A small leak caused by a section of guttering pulling away from the house can lead to wood rot around the roof, eaves and siding. It can also cause foundational damage. Allowing a gutter to remain broken or clogged can actually erode the very foundation of your home and end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair.
Repairing guttering yourself can require special and expensive tools. If the repairs are not done correctly, it could make bad matters even worse. So in this situation, it’s best to let a professional come in and do the inspection and needed repairs.
A professional gutter repair service (usually a gutter installation company provides this service) will come to your home and do a visual and water inspection of your guttering. Any parts of the system which are cracked, broken or loose will be identified and a repair solution will be discussed with you. Sometimes the problem is nothing more than a missing screw or two, but sometimes the problem may require an entirely new gutter system to repair. In areas that receive above average amounts of rainfall or snowfall each year, having gutters inspected regularly is especially pertinent.
If a problem has been going on for sometime before it’s discovered, there could be repairs needed to the home beyond just the guttering. Rust, rot or mold may have already set up shop on parts of your home and need repairing along with the guttering. If you suspect water damage has been done and repairs to the home will be needed, you will likely need other contractors to take care of it. As will all professional services, as around for references based upon the type of damage done and how to prevent it from happening to your home again in the future.