The only time homeowners think about their gutters is when they start causing problems in other parts of their homes. The main purpose of your gutter and downspout system is to control the flow of water away from your roof and foundations and into a proper drainage site. Issues with your gutters can easily translate to worse and costly problems that can affect your siding, foundation and roofing system. So before you need to call your roofing contractors, it may be worth it to address the issues right at its roots.
Let our experts at Lexington Blue show you a few of the most common trouble spots for gutter systems and what you can do to deal with them sufficiently.
Problems Caused by Poor Installation
Homeowners tend to tack on a gutter installation during a roof replacement or installation. This makes sense as most companies often offer both services. However, the quality of the workmanship might suffer if you trust the wrong contractor. This could lead to sagging, warping, leakage, or a complete failure of the gutter system.
Checking the Pitch of the Gutter
While they might seem like they’re lying perfectly horizontal over your fascia boards, gutter troughs are actually slightly sloped toward the downspouts. This allows them to channel water effectively. If your gutters are not pitched correctly, you might as well just keep a moat around your roof. Ask your contractor to adjust the pitch if necessary should you experience problems with pooling water.
For all your gutter repair needs, roofing maintenance, siding installation and other related services, trust only our professional contractors at Lexington Blue. We are your trusted local provider of high-quality performance and superior workmanship. Call our representatives today at (859) 368-6346 to request a free quote, or fill out our online contact form and get your project started right away. We serve homeowners in and around Richmond, KY.