What Causes Sagging Gutters?
Sagging gutters can be a big problem if you let it go on for long enough. There are a few different causes that can lead to your gutters to sag. The biggest cause being too much weight on your gutters from debris build up. This can be avoided by cleaning your gutters at least twice a year. Whether you choose to DIY or use a professional it’s an important component of home-ownership to keep your gutters cleaned.
Another cause of sagging gutters is when the hangers are loosened.
If you’re unsure of what the hanger is on your gutters it’s typically the piece of metal that holds your gutters in place. View photo below.
Ways that hangers can loosen are from too much weight from gutter debris, fascia deteriorating causing hangers to back out of wood, or when they were originally installed the hangers were spaced too far apart and unable to support the gutter. If your fascia seems to be deteriorating then it’s best to replace your fascia to prevent further decay and damages to your home and if you’re lucky then you can reuse your existing gutters without having to purchase a new gutter system.
If it seems like that hangers are the problem that too is an easy enough fix.
Call a professional because not only will they do it right. They’ll be able to do it faster and get your gutters working right in no time. Call us if you an experiencing any of these problems. We’ll be happy to help you as fast as we can so your gutters won’t damage you home. Fall is the prime time for gutter debris to start to build up in your gutters. So it’s vital to make sure that your gutters are in working order before winter comes.
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.
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