Gutters work to keep your home safe and intact against damage from run-off, but they’re not exempt to occasional issues. In some cases, the problems are serious and extensive enough (and overlooked enough) that they cause the gutters to start failing. The trusted roofer and home remodeler in the area, Empire Roofing & More, shares how you can tell if your gutter system is already nearing the end of its serviceable life.
Cracks and holes in the gutter material. Any openings in the gutters mean the system has already lost its draining ability. Instead of being drained into the downspout and directed away, rainwater literally slips through the cracks and runs down your exterior to end up pooling on the ground near your home. You have the option to have these cracks and holes patched and repaired, but these are only a temporary fix. A complete gutter replacement may be more ideal.
Obvious strain on the gutter seams. The most vulnerable part of the gutters is the seam, where the ends of two horizontal sections meet. Congestion and impact damage from encroaching tree branches and windblown debris can cause the seam to separate. This not only results in leaks, but also leads to misalignment in the gutter pitch. Again, you’re free to have the seams mended. If you want a more permanent solution, however, you should invest in new seamless gutters from Empire Roofing & More, one of the area’s most reliable roofers and gutter installers.
We offer high-quality seamless gutter systems that remain sturdy and well-performing even in inclement weather. Because they only have seams at the corners, they significantly reduce the potential for leaks and separation. This allows them to provide a smoother and more efficient draining performance. And if you integrate into your new seamless gutters one of our excellent Leaf Relief filters from PlyGem, you can keep them clean and clog-free for longer.
Sagging. At this point, your gutters are already on the verge of collapse. To prevent further damage and ensure you and your family’s safety, make sure to consult your gutter and roofing expert, Empire Roofing & More, immediately about a replacement.
Premier Gutter Installation Services
You know Empire Roofing & More as one of the leading roofers in the area, but we can also handle your gutter replacement needs. Expect only a smooth and worry-free experience when you choose us for the job. We proudly serve Wexford and Pittsburgh, PA, plus the nearby communities. Call us today at (412) 999-7135 (Allison Park) or (412) 414-1570 (Cranberry Township). You can also fill out this convenient form to request a gutter quote.