Gutters are an important part of your homes exterior as they direct the flow of rain water away from your walls, windows, doors and most importantly, your homes foundations. Cleaning your gutters regularly is great but eventually, you may find they require some maintenance. Here are 5 signs your gutters need a little TLC from a qualified roof plumber:
One of the first things you may notice if your gutters need repairing is that they’ll begin to sag. A sagging gutter indicates either a blockage of debris/water, or that the gutter simply isn’t appropriate for your home.
- Water Pooling
Your gutters are designed to keep water away from your foundations so if water starts pooling, they’re not doing their job correctly. If too much water builds up near your homes foundations, the structural integrity of your home may be compromised so it’s important to fix any issues as soon as possible.
If you notice your gutters are overflowing or can see evidence that they have overflowed, such as water damage underneath your gutters, this means they are not functioning as they should be and may require some maintenance.
Visible cracks in your gutters indicate there is a bigger problem, and while they may only look small now, chances are they will continue to get bigger if left unattended which can end up costing you even more in the long run.
- Paint Peeling
The paint on your gutters is designed to withstand all types of weather and should be reasonably wear and tear resistant. Unless your gutters are very old, signs of paint peeling, or rust damage means water is becoming stuck in the gutter where it should only be passing through. A qualified roof plumber will be able diagnose the issue.
Contact Richmond Plumbing today for expert roof plumbing and gutter maintenance services.