The gutters are one of the fundamental protective components of your home. They prove their usefulness during the rainy season. However, they can run into their fair share of issues, such as leaking, sagging, pooling water and overflowing. If left alone, you might need to call on a residential roofing expert for repairs since it can damage your home and the foundation.
Thankfully, your trusted gutter professional, BSR, is here to share how they can address these issues.
Leaking Rain Gutters
If you find out that your rain gutters are leaking, one of the main culprits are the joints between the sections. Keep in mind that pooling water in your gutters will cause your galvanized steel seams to rust. One of the first things your contractor will check for are signs of standing water and sagging. Once done, your exterior services expert will apply silicone or special gutter caulking compounds on the seams and on the outside to seal the leaks.
Overflowing Rain Gutters
An overflowing rain gutter can become problematic, especially for your home’s siding, windows and foundation. If your gutters overflow during a heavy downpour, the gutters and downspouts can become clogged, leading to sagging. In turn, this prevents the water from reaching your downspouts. Most of the time, gutters can overflow due to leaves and debris clogging them up. To prevent this from happening, your gutter contractor will install gutter guards that will prevent dirt and debris from entering your gutters. This protects your gutters from further damage.
BSR has been providing professional residential roofing services to local residents since 1913. To get a free estimate, call us at (607) 722-7221, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Binghamton and Ithaca, NY, as well as the surrounding communities.