Posted by KIM KIMBALL
on Aug 3, 2016 in Roofing
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The gutters of a home are much more important than most homeowners realize. Gutters help to collect and funnel water off of the roof and down into the yard, away from the foundation. If the gutters are not working properly, damage can be done to the roof and the foundation. Ideally, homeowners should fully inspect their roof twice a year so they can be sure their gutters are in good shape and working properly. There are some warning signs homeowners can look for to know they need Gutter Repair.
If these issues are found during inspection, it is time to call for repairs:
- Should a homeowner find dirty or rusty streaks down the sides of their home, this likely means the gutters are leaking and sending dirty water down the sides of the building. Rust can eventually cause openings in the gutters that will allow water to escape, making the gutter system ineffective in funneling water away from the home.
- When water begins pooling around the perimeter of a home, it can quickly cause damage to the foundation. If water is pooling at the base of the home, this means it is not being shuttled away properly by the gutter system. It is important homeowners act quickly and seek Gutter Repair before they find themselves with foundation damage.
- Visible damage to the gutters is typically easy to spot with a full inspection. If the gutters are bent, torn, have holes, or are not properly attached or tilted, they will not work to effectively protect the home from water damage.
- Gutters that are not functioning properly will often allow water to begin seeping into a basement. One of the telltale signs of this problem is water stains in the basement.
Should a homeowner begin to notice any of these issues with their gutters, it is time for repairs. JF Baker Roofing will be happy to take care of all of your repair needs so your gutter system can properly protect your home from water damage. Call them today and learn more about their services so you can schedule your service call right away.
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