Home ownership comes with its ups and downs – and when the rain comes down, you want your gutters up (and in great shape) to avoid water draining into an undesirable area. Broken, loose, or dented gutters restrict natural water flow down gutter spouts and away from your home’s foundation – keeping it safe and your basement dry. Missing gutters can accelerate and intensify leakage issues. So, how can a homeowner avoid costly basement issues?
Gutter installation, repairs, or replacement.
Maybe you’re suffering the effects of a massive storm that ripped the gutters from your home’s exterior or you’re building a new home and don’t have gutters yet. A lack of gutters allows water to collect around the foundation and potentially seep into basement walls causing mold, mildew, and structural defects over time.
If you have missing or fallen gutters, it’s time for new gutter installation. Install them yourself using a ladder and gutter screws or consider hiring a professional to install them for you.
Hail, fallen tree branches, or entire trees can cause gutter denting that prohibits roof water from draining properly. It can spill out the sides or collect within the gutters – which, during the spring and summer months, can become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes.
If the damage is minimal, use a rubber mallet or a gutter form to reshape it. When gutters are dented beyond repair, new gutter installation may be your best option.
If your gutters are not attached to your home’s facia correctly, or the gutter stretches are not connected properly, it may cause leaking in your home’s drainage function. Roof water may get between the back of the gutter and your home causing water damage, wood rot, and potentially leaking on the interior.
Ensure your gutters are attached correctly and if not, use specialty gutter screws to secure them so the drip edge guides water into the gutters, not between the gutter and the fascia.
Worried about DIY?
Hire a professional like Ned Stevens Gutter Installation to ensure your gutters are installed or repaired quickly… and correctly. Ned Stevens Gutter Installation has been the go-to company for gutters done right in your area, a Home Advisor Top Rated company and Best Of 2020 Winner, not to mention an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Contact us today and let’s talk about your concerns, and how Ned Stevens Gutter Installation can help!