Your gutters are supposed to channel rainwater to your downspouts and away from your home. Otherwise, you are looking at potential damage not only on your roof, but also on the other exterior components of your home. When you see water leaking out of the gutters, it is best to address the issue as soon as possible.
Tedrick’s Roofing, your local gutter installation company, talks how poorly installed gutters can lead to problems.
Gutters Coming Loose
A typical gutter system has sections that are sealed or screwed at the seams to ensure the flow of rainwater all the way to the downspouts. Sometimes, after a few years, a part of it pulls away from the home. In this instance, it is possible that the gutters aren’t fastened tightly to the fascia, resulting in water running between the gutter and the roof’s edge.
Gutters Not Sloped Properly
Apart from improperly fastened gutters, another form of poor gutter installation involves the system’s lack of a gentle slope. It is an integral aspect required for them to function effectively. Without it, rainwater tends to collect or pool inside the trough of the gutter. Over time, rust begins to appear, causing a leak.
Consequences of Poor Gutter Installation
A leaking roof gutter system as a result of poor installation may put your home in danger. Water ends up pooling on the ground, saturating the soil and exposing your home’s foundations to cracks and your basement to moisture. Also, the fascia, window frames and siding may also become vulnerable to leaks. Water damage promotes the growth and spread of mold, not to mention a decrease in your home’s energy efficiency.
At Tedrick’s Roofing, we design and install custom-fit seamless gutters made of aluminum alloy to give the system strength and rigidity. They’re securely fastened to your home with downspouts wide enough to accommodate the heaviest flow all year long. Moreover, the gutters’ finish holds the material’s color and resists the toughest corrosive elements.
Apart from our roofing and gutter installation services, we also work on putting a skylight on your home as well as provide adequate insulation in your attic. Give us a call at (206) 824-3440 or (253) 499-9660 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve residents of Seattle, WA.