Between spring rain and summer downpours, your gutters will be getting a workout. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that there is something wrong with their gutters until there is water pooling around the foundation and serious damage occurs. Being able to spot the signs of gutter damage early can help save you lots of stress down the road. What are some of the signs that you should know?
Water Pouring Out
Ideally, water will drain through your gutters and out of the downspouts away from your home. If you notice water pouring over the sides of your gutters instead of draining out or pooling in a specific area, it is a major red flag that you have gutter damage. If you do not address this problem promptly, you can develop serious problems around your house, including foundation damage.
Pest and Bird Activity
Birds and pests can be major contributors to gutter damage. For example, birds often see gutters as an appealing spot to set up a nest in the springtime. Additionally, squirrels can pack material into your gutters which leads to poor drainage. Even wasps and hornets can start to create nests in the gutters that lead to gutter problems and clog things up. We can help take a look at your gutters and determine the best way to restore any damage.
Warping or Sagging
When your gutters are installed properly, they should sit flat and flush with your roof. However, if water is accumulating and sitting in certain parts of the gutters for an extended period, it can lead to warping and sagging. This will eventually pull the gutters away from the side of your home, which defeats the purpose of having gutters in the first place! This type of gutter damage can sometimes be repaired, but it also often requires a gutter replacement.
If You Need Gutter Repair, Contact Jim Amos Contracting
Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time, and within your budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!