Why Gutters?: Gutters are essential for one main reason: They protect your foundation against rain run-off damage. During inclement weather of any kind (storms, heavy rain, heavy snow and ice fall), water has a tendency to follow your roof line and run off heavily in certain areas. Just as water can corrode stone over time, a heavy stream of water can do irreparable damage to a foundation and the soil around it that supports the entire structure. Gutters allow run-off to follow a safe exit route, far from any area that can cause damage to your structure. This is why it’s essential to maintain gutter repairs when needed.
When to Look for Damages: Gutters should be inspected for damages every ten or so years, as they, like any other material, can become old and damaged over time. However, gutter repairs are often necessary after a large storm or when they’ve been clogged by leaves for a long period of time, so it’s important to inspect for any necessary gutter repair after a heavy rain, thunder storm, heavy snow, or high wind conditions that could be harmful to your structure’s gutters.
How to Complete Repairs: If you suspect damage to your gutters, it’s important to have a professional come and perform a gutter inspection. Most roofers can tackle all your gutter needs, and they know what to look for in inspecting for gutter damages. If your gutters require gutter repairs, a licensed professional can complete repair or replacement to your gutters in a matter of hours or days.