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How to Deal With Common Gutter Problems

In order for your roof to properly drain water away from the foundation, your gutters must be in good condition. Wear and tear over time can cause your gutters to fall into disrepair. When problems occur, you want to be prepared to deal with them right away! Here are some different issues your gutters may face (and some tips for dealing with it).

Improper Slope

After a rainstorm, climb up on a ladder and take a look at the contents of your gutter. If you see standing water, the gutter is probably not sloped correctly. The gutter should slope downward at least one-quarter inch every 10 feet to drain water properly. A professional can adjust the slope of your gutters to ensure water is directed toward the downspout.

Missing Parts

Inspect your gutter system for signs of disrepair, including missing support hangers. These should be located about every two feet along the gutter. A professional can install new hangers to ensure your gutters remain securely in place during heavy rainfall and high winds.

Loose Gutters

If missing support hangers aren’t replaced promptly, your gutters may begin to pull away from the house. This makes the gutters less functional and gives your home a dilapidated appearance. A professional can re-hang and re-nail your gutters to restore optimal performance and aesthetics.

Leaks

If water drips from gutter seams, end caps or holes in the gutter material, take action quickly. Substantial leaks during a heavy downpour can allow the ground around your home to become oversaturated, which can lead to a flooded basement. A professional can apply gutter sealant and repair holes to help water make it all the way to the downspout.

Aesthetic Problems

Pounding rain, relentless sun and blistering winds can wreak havoc on your gutters over time, denting them and causing the paint to peel. These are superficial defects and don’t affect the performance of the gutter, but touch-up paint can make a big difference in your home’s appearance. A professional will make sure your home look its best after repairing or replacing a gutter system. You also have the option of getting your gutters completely repainted for a whole new look.

Gutter Repair in Tulsa, OK

If you are suffering from one or more of these problems, it’s time to get in touch with the gutter repair experts at Installed Building Products Tulsa. Our team serves Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. Fill out a contact form or give us a call at 918-518-0750918-518-0750 to learn more!

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