Your gutters sit there in the background where you rarely give them a second thought. However, your gutters play an important role in diverting water away from the windows, doors and walls. It pays, therefore, to take care of them and to make sure they are always working properly. If neglect your gutters, then the damage they cause could be catastrophic, costing you far more than a new guttering system.
Maintenance and Check-Ups Are Crucial
Looking after the maintenance and the condition of your guttering could make all the difference in preventing your house from serious water damage, damage that could cost you thousands of pounds to repair should it get into the house. By not replacing your guttering when needed you could end up with even worse problems than you started out with, such as rotting fascia’s, flooding and damaged landscaping.
Peeling Paint and Rust on the Gutters
One of the most important signs to look for is peeling paint or rust. If you see any, make sure you do something about it as soon as you can. You should paint them regularly, but if you see cracking this could be a more serious problem and it may be due for replacement.
Gutter Splits and Cracks
You can’t really leave a split or crack alone and forget about it. It can quickly become a much bigger problem if you do nothing at all It could even have an impact on the foundations of your home, as well as causing internal flooding.
Gutters Pulling Away and Sagging
If your gutters are pulling away or sagging then you need to be careful, this can be a sign they have become full of water and are now weighed down. It could be down to lack of regular maintenance, or simply that the guttering system is inadequate and it’s not providing your house with adequate drainage.
Overflow and Leakage
There may be signs beneath your gutter that it’s overflowing and leaking water. Look out for signs of mildew and puddles of water. If you think your guttering is damaged and not really working as it should, then it’s a good idea for you to do something about it now before it becomes an even bigger problem.
J Gordon Roofing – Experts in Guttering
If you find problems with your guttering or would like them inspected then get in touch with us here at J Gordon Roofing. We have many years’ experience working with roof guttering and we always do a thorough job on all the properties we work with. We can replace parts of your guttering system or all of it, depending on how bad the problem is. Get in touch today and let’s sort those gutters out.