Your rain gutters move the rainwater away from your property’s foundation. For this to work, your gutters must be in tip-top shape. Wheeling Construction repairs and replaces gutters for our customers. With our help, your system will work as it should, protecting your home from water damage.
Are you unsure if you need to repair or replace your gutters? Look for some signs that it’s time to contact Wheeling Construction.
Gutters are built to last for decades, but they don’t last forever. If you have aluminum or galvanized steel gutters, they might last for 20 years. Copper gutters have an even longer life span, often lasting for 50 years. If your gutters are nearing the end of their life span, consider replacing them.
Uneven or Sagging Gutters
Uneven or sagging gutters are typically a sign that the system is clogged. If your gutters are clogged, water will build up and prevent the gutters from functioning properly. By the time the clog has caused the gutters to sag, the debris has damaged the system. That means simply unclogging the gutters isn’t enough. You need to have the system repaired or replaced.
When debris accumulates in your gutter system, it can cause stress on the joints. Eventually, the joints will separate. While this can be fixed in some cases, if your gutters are separated at the joints in several areas, it’s time to consider installing a new system.
If your gutters aren’t attached to your home, the system won’t work. It won’t pull water away from your house, so you have to address the problem. Sometimes, this can be repaired, but if you have to repair it constantly, it’s a sign that the fascia boards need to be replaced. Wheeling Construction will replace the fascia boards when installing new gutters. Then, you won’t have this problem any longer.
Rotting Wood Trim Elements
When gutters leak, the water comes into contact with the house. You might notice that wood trim elements around the doors and windows are rotting. This means it’s time to contact a gutter replacement or repair company. Wheeling Construction can fix the rotting wood and your gutters.
Leaks in Your House
If you have a leak in your home, it could be your roof or your gutters. Your gutters are likely the problem if the leak occurs where the ceiling meets the exterior walls. This can be due to a variety of problems, from an issue with the gutter system’s seal to a crack or clog.
While some leaks might occur at the ceiling, a failing gutter system can also cause your basement to flood. Gutters are just one of the potential causes, and Wheeling Construction can get to the bottom of the problem. If it is a gutter problem, Wheeling Construction will determine if the system can be fixed or if it must be replaced.
If your gutter system doesn’t pull water from your home, you can expect some exterior damage. The damage gets worse over time, so it’s critical to contact Wheeling Construction immediately. Exterior damage can include peeling and chipping paint. If you fail to fix this soon, you could end up with structural damage. That’s an expensive problem to have, to get an estimate quickly.
If your gutters aren’t working properly, you’ll eventually notice water pooled up around the foundation. You also might notice some mildew. This can eventually lead to foundation damage.
Water shouldn’t escape through the gutters. If it does, it will cause water damage underneath the system. At first, this will show up as water marks, and eventually, it will damage your home. It’s recommended that you check for water marks at least once a year. If you notice any marks or damage, contact a gutter repair and replacement company.
Have you found nails and screws around your property and you aren’t sure where they’re from? They could be coming from your gutters. Contact Wheeling Construction for an inspection to see if your gutters need to be repaired or replaced.
As gutters near the end of their lifecycle, they begin to show signs of wear and tear including cracks and rust. If it’s just in an isolated area, you can probably repair the gutters. However, if the damage is throughout the system, it’s best to get new gutters.
Repairing and replacing your gutters is part of maintaining your investment. You want your home to continue to grow in value and taking care of the gutters is one way to ensure that happens. Contact Wheeling Construction for your gutter repair and replacement needs. We have different options available and will help you choose the best gutters for your home or business.