Gutters are designed to protect your home’s foundation from the water that pours off your roof. They provide essential protection for your home. Neglecting them can open the door for drainage problems that can quickly lead to foundation problems. Protect your home by hiring Oklahoma City contractors when it’s time to replace or repair the gutters.
The best time to have new gutters installed is when you are having a new roof put on the house. However, the gutters can be replaced at any time. Here are the warning signs that your gutters are stressed and might be on the verge of failing.
Dark stains: Watch for stains traveling down the siding and see if they line up with seams on the gutter. This is a strong indication that the seams are failing.
Damp spots: Check foundation walls for wet areas that should be dry.
Space between the gutters and the fascia: Your gutters should fit flush against the fascia boards. They are nailed into place using special hangars, but those hangars are liable to tear out of the fascia over time. If you can see light between the gutters and the house, call us for a full inspection.
Water damage: Check the fascia boards behind the gutters for signs of mold, rot or other water damage to be sure the gutters are holding strong.
Downspouts that leak: Downspouts are supposed to channel the water to the ground. If they are leaking, it could indicate a serious blockage.
Storms can cause serious damage to your gutters. After a storm, check that the gutters are still securely attached to the home. This is especially true after the severe storms that strike Oklahoma City during the colder winter months. If the gutters are pulling away from the fascia, call Oklahoma City roofers to see about having them reattached or replaced.
Check around the perimeter of the house after rainstorms for areas of standing water. If you notice puddles that were never a problem before, take a good look at the gutters in that area. Call a professional roofing company for a thorough inspection if you feel that the gutters are not doing their job.
Robbins Roofing, Inc., has more than 60 years of combined experience. We are a professional roofing company that will help you with your gutter problems. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter to see how we can help you keep your home protected.