You may feel that your rain gutters are one of the most boring areas of your home, so you might be surprised to know that there is a lot going on up there and that there are things that can go wrong, affecting how efficiently water is directed away from your roof and your home.
Your gutters and downspouts are designed to collect rainwater and carry it away. If gutters didn’t exist, the water would run off of the roof and splash down around the foundation of the home. This could cause the soil around the foundation to erode away. This makes the gutters the first line of defense against a wet crawlspace or basement. The gutters also keep the siding from becoming stained and staining doesn’t look so good streaking down siding.
If water is allowed to collect along the foundation, there is a buildup of hydrostatic pressure and this means the water is going to eventually make its way into the house so it can cause dampness, mold, mildew, and a host of other problems. If the home is a hillside home, it is especially important to keep the ground as dry as possible.
Ensuring Your Gutters Are In Working Order
A professional Minneapolis gutter company will ensure that your gutters are in working order. If they aren’t, then the proper repairs can be made. Just because there may be a few holes in your gutters doesn’t mean they have to be replaced. You shouldn’t be too surprised if there are holes either. The fact is that rust can eat through steel gutters and copper and aluminum can be punctured by sharp tools, flying objects, and falling branches. Sometimes individuals may even drill holes in gutters to allow standing water to drain. Sagging and improper slope are also common issues.
Having the slope adjusted and the sag fixed, as well as any holes patched, are common repairs done by Minnesota gutter contractors. Time and lots of weather events are the worst enemies of gutters. In Minnesota, the weather can go from one extreme to another and the temperature can fluctuate a lot in a 24 hour period. This causes gutters to go through a lot of wear and tear.
When we evaluate your gutters, you can count on receiving an honest evaluation and recommendation. If the problem is just a series of leaky joints, then we can fix those. If your gutters simply have a sloping issue, we can take care of the problem. Having a professional take care of your gutter maintenance, repairs, and replacement presents homeowners with a much safer option than trying to climb a ladder and do it on their own.
Contact A Minnesota Gutter Contractor
If your gutters are not in good working order, you may need gutter replacement or repair. At First Impressions Exteriors, our goal is to make sure you have the best gutter system on your home so that the integrity of your home is preserved. To find out more about how we can help, call us at 612-532-2036 for a free estimate.