Your gutters are the guardians of your home. They prevent water from creeping into the bricks and mortar of your architecture. Without a functioning system, your foundation will corrode. Your walls will become damp, obliterating that beautiful paint job you paid so dearly for. Water ingress also causes mold, which in turn leads to allergies and asthma. Your gutters have a direct impact on your family’s health and the longevity of your architecture.
Gutters aren’t tough enough to withstand a continuous barrage of water and damp flora. If they’re collapsing or drawing away from their attachments, it means you have a blockage somewhere. Outdoor siding damage tends to permeate your wall voids, leaking into your house’s interior. Gutter damage doesn’t always announce itself with obvious signs like water wells or sagging. Overflow isn’t always visible, but it leaves telltale marks behind. Look for eroded landscaping, particularly after heavy rains. Clogged gutters contain excellent nesting materials, so if you see mice, snakes, and insects proliferating around your gutter, they’re probably clogged with foliage.
Clogging is the most common gutter problem, causing water overflow that pools at the foundation. This can lead to cracks that ultimately cause your entire foundation to collapse. Mold will also proliferate. There are a few other common problems:
Your gutter longevity depends on regular maintenance. On average, your plastic, galvanized steel and aluminum guttering should last for 20 years. Copper guttering is the powerhouse of the industry. You can expect it to serve you for 50 years.
DIY store-bought gutters usually have seams that can lead to sagging and leaking when handled by an amateur. Poorly repaired gutters are more expensive than you might think. The damage caused by a shoddy job can seep all the way into your home’s interior, so save major repairs for a professional. If you cover an expert cleaning once a year, you’ll prevent major damage and the expensive repairs that come with them.
If you need a repair, we’ll visit you to survey your site and perform measurements before moving on to repairs or replacements. Gutter installation is surprisingly quick. It’ll usually take only a few hours to perform a residential installation. Bigger houses and buildings with steep roofs may take as long as eight hours.
Repairs sometimes come with long-term costs and consequences. Trying to maintain hardware that will never quite work as it should is expensive. There are a few signs that replacement might be necessary:
Installed Building Products San Antonio treats every job with the finesse it deserves. As a national company, we secure the best materials at the best prices. Our dedication is expressed through each of our 7,000 pros, so you’re always assured of professional, transparent service. Call us at 210-201-1366.
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