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Common Gutter Problems & Solutions

Gutters are as crucial to a home’s exterior as much as they’re overlooked. We may not notice them all too often, but gutters have the job of directing water flow away from our roof and the rest of our property after severe weather passes.

Unfortunately, gutters are susceptible to various issues like most exterior facets. However, where there are issues, there are solutions. So, let’s take a look at them!

Clogged Gutters

Gutter clogs pretty easily. The clogging of gutters usually occurs in autumn when leaves and other debris fall from their trees and scatter the ground or anything else they land. Winter may also play a large culprit in clogging debris.

Clogged gutters pose a serious problem no matter what season is responsible. They negate the flow of water away from your roof and property, which will damage your shingles, siding, and even your foundation.

Solution

The solution to clogged gutters is simple, unclogging them! Yup, grab your ladder, gloves, and water hoses and get your hands dirty. You will be able to remove most of the debris by hand. After the larger bits are gone, a good spray down with a garden house will get the finer bits out.

Sagging Gutters

Another side-effect of clogged gutters is sagging. The weight of the debris over time pulls the gutters away from the eaves of your home. Additionally, the fascia that holds gutters in place will erode, weakening its grip.

Solution

There are two steps to this solution. The first solution is to remove the debris from your gutters. However, after, you may still experience sagging. The next step might require a trusted exterior contractor to come out and secure your gutters back into place.

Gutter Leakage

Gutters will leak depending on their age and maintenance frequency. Spotting gutter leaks is pretty simple as you will spot dripping along the channel. Leaking gutters causes all sorts of problems to your siding, windows, and foundation.

Solution

Repairing the leaking gutter is, thankfully, pretty simple! When the weather is dry, you can plug up any small leaks from the inside with caulking. However, more significant leaks may require a professional touch.

Gutter Problems? Timberline Roofing & Contracting Has Solutions!

When you need credible and flexible assistance with your gutters or any other facets of exterior, contact Timberline Roofing & Contracting. Request a free quote today or give us a call at 612-284-5329!

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