Guttering Repairs And Replacement
We specialise in replacing and repairing gutters. This includes re-sealing joints – installation, re-securing of down-pipes and cleaning of all types of guttering systems.
It is highly advisable that your gutters are free from all debris and are inspected to prevent water ingress on roofs which would cause other problems if not attended to.
Signs that your gutters need to be repaired or replaced
Gutters are undeniably an important part of your home structure. It prevents water from getting at your walls, windows, doors and foundation. We recommend cleaning your gutter 1-2 times a year, however like anything its effectiveness will expire.
As the length of time a gutter will last depends on many varying factors, we have put together some signs to watch out for:
- Cracks or splits no matter how small
Small cracks will turn into big cracks, so it’s better to catch them before they do any serious damage. Leaving small cracks unattended can result in further damage to your gutter as well as your fascia boards, the shingles and the foundation. Don’t let a mole turn into a mountain.
2. Peeling paint and signs of orange
Unless your gutter is old, peeling paint or a rust colour on your gutter is usually a sign that water is spending too long unmoved in your gutter. This means the gutter isn’t doing its job and may be a sign of cracks.
3. Water around your home
If you see water around your home then your gutters may be defunct. This could be due to various reasons and can cause serious, costly damage to your foundation.
4. Water damage or water marks
If you see signs of water damage or water marks beneath your gutter then it may indicate leaking/cracks. If this isn’t rectified it can cause damage to your soffit and fascia board.
5. Your Gutter has gone out of shape
If your gutters have changed shape then it may mean that they are full of water. This is a clear sign that your gutter needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. Sagging gutters could be costly to repair and may be for a host of different reasons.
If you notice that your gutters have any of these signs or you’d like to get some advice then call roofingexperts.ie @ (01) 497 2301