Gutter Repair San Antonio
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Deciding whether to try and fix something or to spend money replacing it can be a difficult choice, especially when it comes to something as essential as your home’s gutter system. On the one hand, you do not want to spend more money if you can easily repair the gutter system for a fraction of the price, but on the other hand, you do not want to spend for repairs that won’t last due to an underlying issue with a gutter. Getting in touch with the leading roofing company in San Antonio: Express Roofing San Antonio will guide you and advice you on whether to replace or to repair the gutter at a very pocket friendly rate. So give us a call today.
Common Gutter problems that may lead to gutter repair.
- Blockage.Your gutters can be clogged with debris such as build up from natural materials like leaves or from unnatural materials like tennis balls. If you notice water marks under your gutters or pooling water and mildew near your foundation, your gutters are probably overflowing and simply need cleaned out. Don’t just think horizontal here. Your downspout can also be blocked.
- Sag.If you notice your gutters leaning down or pulling away from the house, you need to act quickly to avoid rotting fascia board and total gutter collapse. The reason for your gutter sag is most likely the result of a broken hanger or spike. Inspect the problem area and replace broken hardware as necessary. You can purchase screw-in spikes instead of hammer-in to help with spike holes that have become worn and loose.
Your gutter might also be sagging due to excess weight from debris that needs cleaned out, ice expansion over the winter or from undue stress such as leaning a ladder on your gutters, which you should never do. If there is permanent warping, you may need to replace that section of gutter, if not your whole system depending on the extent of the damage.
- Leaks.If your gutters are not blocked and water is still escaping, you have a leak. A leak sometimes opens at the joints between sections of gutter, which can simply be resealed. Other times a leak develops through a crack in the gutters from corrosion or other damage. You can patch these leaks, but once a weak spot is established, it will likely be a recurring problem.
- Poor pitch.Gutters are meant to have an imperceptible slope towards the downspout, about 1/8 or 1/16 inch per foot, to keep water flowing. If water is pooling in your gutters when there is no blockage, your gutters are probably improperly pitched. This could have happened during a poorly done gutter installation or can be the result of a house settling. This problem may be hard to identify, but it’s important to address as pooling water can lead to corrosion or provide a breeding ground for pests such as mosquitos.
Here at Express Roofing San Antonio, we get calls from homeowners around San Antonio thinking that their gutters might need repairing as a result of water leaking and dripping from them. Upon inspection by skilled and experienced Express Roofing San Antonio expert, we find that the only problem is that the gutters are full of debris, causing water to overflow and drip from the gutter. A good thorough cleaning, done on a periodic basis, is all that is needed to keep the gutters flowing and functioning.
There are a couple of situations to be aware of that often are not worth repairing. The first is when gutters start to rust. Once severe rust starts, there is really very little repair worth pursuing. Some repairs won’t even work with rusting gutters since caulks and sealants won’t adhere well to rusting metal. The other is when the gutters are made of plastic or vinyl. Because these systems both warp over the years from heat and have been made in a myriad of sizes and styles, repairs are extremely difficult and usually unsuccessful.
So the next time you are not sure if your gutter needs repair or replacement, Express Roofing San Antonio specialist are ready to help at any given time of the day and advice on the best way to deal with the situation.