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What Do You Need To Know About Gutter Repair?September 9th, 2017 | by Mark Tulloch | in Gutter Repair | 0
When the Vancouver rain starts falling and you hear the tell-tale signs of splashing water around your home, you can guess that perhaps your gutters are not functioning properly. In some instances, gutters can be repaired. However if they are cracked, broken or simply weathered from the elements because of their age, should you repair them or consider replacing them altogether?
Depending on the severity of your gutters, such as just a few rusty holes or joints that may be leaking, gutter repair may be a viable option. If your gutters are sagging off the house, or simply not functioning properly then you may consider replacing them altogether. Your existing gutters may have lived out their lifespan, and the installation of new ones, with today’s innovations in materials such as nickel, zinc and stainless steel and new designs, a new system will likely pay off in the long run.
The purpose of gutters is to direct water away from the foundation of your home to prevent water problems inside. While not every problem means new gutters are necessary, these are some of the signs to look out for if you are unsure if they need repairing:
- Leaking water from your gutters
- Sagging or cracked gutters
- Standing water around your home or splashing water during heavy rains
- Moisture, mold or mildew inside your home
- Rotting roof shingles or peeling paint on the outside of your home
Precision Gutters can help you to identify gutter problems and repair or replace loose gutters, damaged portions, eroded joints, fix holes and re-slope misaligned gutters to drain properly. Call Precision Gutters for a free estimate or assessment of your existing gutter system.