Gutters aren’t major contributors to your home’s exterior design, but they do make your home look more finished. They also help keep rainwater away from your roof, siding and foundation.
Unfortunately, gutters loosen over time due to various reasons. To know if your gutters are coming loose, here are some signs.
Trapped water due to clogs or malfunctioning drainage causes sagging. Moreover, inadequate gutter pitches and poorly maintained gutters that carry standing water for extended periods can cause the screws holding your gutters to loosen. The added weight of standing water also creates pressure that bends the gutter material.
Gaps From Behind
If you see the sky between your gutter and the roof edge, call a professional to inspect and assess the damage. Gaps from behind the gutter cause loose screws that make your roof susceptible to water infiltration. Make sure to have professionals repair it as soon as possible
Another effect of prolonged standing water is a lip forming on the gutter. Water pressure pushes on all sides, affecting the gutter’s bottom area and causing lips to form.
Gutter spikes are specially designed to lock and ensure the screws will never loosen. However, a strong wind can dislodge gutter spikes, loosening your gutters. Furthermore, signs of rust on your siding could also indicate loose screws or gutter gaps.
Improper Gutter Pitch
A well-installed gutter system has slight pitches that allow rainwater to flow away from your home. However, this pitch can shift if water is stuck in your gutters for a prolonged period, causing gutters to sag and screws to loosen.
If you’re looking for top-notch gutter installation services, Quality One Roofing Inc can guarantee excellent workmanship. Contact us at (610) 489-3057 (Malvern), (215) 493-4550 (Newtown), (609) 921-8868 (Princeton) or (302) 656-1618 (New Castle). You can also complete our contact form to request a quote.