Repairing Damaged Gutters may not be too high on the ‘want to do’ list but if you’ve gone through a massive snow load, freezing and then rapid meltdown, you may be dealing with Damaged Gutters now.
If you Don’t Repair Damaged Gutters If not tended to immediately, there could be extensive damage waiting in the wind when the next heavy rainfall comes. If the volume of water coming from your roof system does not have a place to be directed into a gutter then to your downspout and then subsequently into perimeter drain and storm system then it could, unfortunately, travel into your home.
Due to the rainwater ingress would be on the exterior walls of your home, you most likely won’t notice the damage until it’s too late. The reason for this is because there are insulation and vapor barrier before your drywall that you would see inside the home.
If the snow load has completely ripped the gutter away from the facia, there may be a need for a contractor to be called in to replace the complete run of gutters. If there are minor dents and creasing of the metal, this could be tackled by a handy homeowner.
Check out this link to some helpful tips that a homeowner can do to repair damaged gutters themselves. http://pin.it/0Lw-Zuh
Thank you very much for checking out this post and as always, stay safe whenever you were doing work around your home and if you can’t complete the job comfortably, make sure you call a local contractor that can do the work for you.
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