Signs of Potential Gutter Damage

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How to Tell If Your Gutters Are Damaged

It’s easy to forget about the things that are not usually under your radar. As a homeowner, you may pay a lot of attention to everyday things like cleaning, taking out the trash and folding laundry, while others that tend to be out of sight end up being out of mind, and that can lead to big problems later on.

Gutters are not something most people usually give attention. Since they are not at eye level, you have to remind yourself to be vigilant; otherwise, you might not remember to check on them at all for months —or even years— at a time. While your gutter issues are in a gestational phase, you could come across signs of damage. If you do see any of these signs, gutter maintenance is overdue.

Paint is Peeling Off

Humidity causes the paint to start chipping off. If you notice this, it may be a sign that your gutters are clogged, or that they have holes or cracks. If left unattended, this can lead to costly repairs. Some holes may be sealed, but others might require your gutters to be replaced. If the case is that your gutters are clogged, the solution is as simple as cleaning your gutters.

Water is Overshooting from the Gutters

If suddenly there’s water shooting out of your gutters when it rains, you can be sure that they are clogged. Debris and leaves accumulate in your gutters and fill them beyond their capacity, causing clogs. Regular gutter cleaning will ensure this doesn’t happen.

Landscaping or Basement is Flooding

Have you noticed your basement has been flooding lately? Or maybe your backyard turned into a pool the last time it rained. This means there is something going on with your gutters. The cause? It may be holes that may be clogged. You’ll have to reach out to a professional to find out what needs to be done.

Gutters Are Sagging or Pulling Away from the Roof

Gutter fasteners are meant to hold your gutters in place —attached to the roof and leveled. When your gutters are sagging or separating from the roof, your gutter fasteners may be broken. Another possible cause could be that your gutters are clogged.

Gutters Turned into Planters

The only time there should be plants growing out of your gutters is when you purposefully bought gutters to use as planters. Otherwise, this is a sign that your gutters desperately need to be cleaned.

 

Gutter maintenance may seem tedious and time-consuming, but it is absolutely necessary. A gutter cleaning professional will take away the hassle and help you prevent costly repairs on your Denver home.

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