How are your gutters holding up? If you noticed problems during the spring rainstorms here in the Minneapolis area, it means you need to:
- Clean out your gutters
- Get your gutters repaired
- Replace those old gutters
- Smaller holes - Gutters can sometimes develop holes in them, especially if they’re made from steel. The steel can rust out and cause further issues. When there is a hole, it allows the water to run out of it. Items and debris that fall from the trees and other items overhead can also puncture and damage the gutters, causing large holes. Roofing cement is generally used to fix this issue, instead of having to replace the entire system.
- Leaky joints - The seams in gutter systems tend to leak when the rubber gaskets or silicone wears down with time. When this happens, these joints often can be repaired with the right materials to put them back in working shape. Adding a support and slip connector can provide more stability for the joints on the gutters.
- Sagging - When the gutters are sagging, this is often an indication that the fasteners are loose. Sagging gutters don't carry the water away. Instead it pools up in the gutters and spills over, and the weight of the water makes them sag even more. You do not want the entire gutter system crashing down on you because of the weight that might be placed on them. Removing the debris and other items from inside the gutters and then screwing them up again securely to provide more stability can help reduce the chances of having the gutters falling down.