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Gutter trouble? When to replace instead of a repair

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Guards, Gutter Repair, gutter sagging, leaky joints, leaky seams, new gutters, Seamless Gutters, seamless rain gutters | Comments Off on Gutter trouble? When to replace instead of a repair

Gutter trouble? When to replace instead of a repair

How often should my gutters be cleaned?  It should be more than once a year.  Annually, at a minimum. If you have a lot of trees, several times a year. At the minimum, they need to be checked out & cleaned in the spring & fall. What are some indications I may need to repair or replace my gutters?  Look for leaks in corners, staining or overflows from water, or rust in steel gutters. They should hang level, so if your gutters are turning down more toward the front, something needs to be done.  With galvanized steel gutters, you’ll start seeing rust. If the gutters aren’t...

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Gutter Repair

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in | Comments Off on Gutter Repair

Damaged gutters are more than just an eye sore proper gutter repair ensures proper function & add’s to your home’s outward appearance. A leaking, broken, or damaged gutter will hinder water from being diverted from your home thus allowing it to accumulate in areas which will in time cause damage to your home. Our experts can complete the necessary gutter repair to your gutter system & have it working properly once again. Some other usual gutter repair include: Re-sealing seams & corners. Re-securing the gutters by adding additional hangers “Pictured Below”. Re-attaching...

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How to Fix a Loose or Sagging Gutter

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Gutter Repair, gutter sagging, new gutters | Comments Off on How to Fix a Loose or Sagging Gutter

How to Fix a Loose or Sagging GutterIf a gutter sags too much, it looks unsightly, and if the sag is in the wrong direction, water collects, giving mosquitoes a breeding ground and creating leaks. It's standard to pitch gutters 1/16 inch per foot (2 mm per 30 cm) toward the nearest downspout, but even a level gutter will drain. Assuming that the spikes, brackets or hangers are installed correctly, most commonly a gutter sags due to ice and snow damage or because a ladder has bent or dislodged its supports.InstructionsIf the gutter is supported by spikes (see A)1. Straighten a bent spike by...

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Fixing Damaged Gutters

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Gutter Repair, gutter sagging, leaky joints, leaky seams | Comments Off on Fixing Damaged Gutters

Rain gutters aren't very exciting. You probably never even notice yours until something goes wrong with them. And then it's the wrong kind of excitement.Gutters and downspouts collect and carry away rainwater that would otherwise run off the roof, splash down and erode the soil and stain the siding. More important, gutters and downspouts form the first line of defense against a wet basement or crawl space: If you let water collect along the foundation, hydrostatic pressure will build, and water will eventually find its way inside the house. It's equally important to keep the ground around a...

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