Each house has a set of gutters that are used to send any excess water such as from rain or snow away from the home and to a safer place to soak in. The gutters need to be in good working condition in order to work the way they were intended. When the gutters go bad, the water and debris can build up on the roof which can lead to roof damage. Worse than that it when the water and muddy debris leak around your home causing damage to the foundation. If you think that your gutters might be damaged it is best to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Nickerson Roofing outlines what can cause damage to your gutters and when you need to have them replaced.
What Can Clog & Damage Gutters & Downspouts?: The gutters are made to take on water from rain and snow and send it through the series of gutters to a downspout and emptied onto an area that has been predetermined. The gutters are an open tubing so that means that not just water is being sent through them. Other debris such as sticks, leaves and mud can also become a part of the gutters. When that happens the gutters can become compacted and clogged and that can lead to damage. When they are too backed up the gutters can start to come apart at the seams or even cause bulging and cracks in other parts of the gutters as well. Gutters can also be damaged when someone uses a ladder and is not carful. When the gutters are backed up and start to break they need to be replaced. When gutters are broken, the debris and water can lead to a danger around the property including a slipping hazard along the walkways.
Do I Need Gutter Repair or Replacement: If you suspect that your gutters are damaged in any way you need to be sure that you have them inspected. A professional roofing company can come out and inspect the gutters and downspouts to be sure that they are working properly. If there is any concern that the gutters are damaged the roofing company can give an estimate to replace them. If the gutters are not replaced by a professional roofer, more damage can occur which can lead to you spending more money on repairs. A professional roofer like Nickerson Roofing has the experience and knowledge on replacing gutters without causing damage to the rest of your home!