WHY GUTTERS SAG & HOW TO FIX IT
Gutters Pulling Away From Your House?
If you have noticed that your gutters seem to be pulling away from your house, don’t worry. This is a common problem, and luckily it is an issue that can easily be fixed. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why gutters pull away and how you can fix it.
Signs Your Gutters Are Pulling Away From Your House
The most obvious sign that your gutters are pulling away from your house is when you see gaps or separations between the gutter and the fascia board. Even a very small gap can be an issue as it allows water to flow off of your roof and right down to your foundation. Another sign to look for is if your gutters appear to be sagging or drooping. Gutters should always be level with your roof, with only a slight horizontal slope to the downspouts. If you notice any type of sag, it’s an indication that the gutters are not properly attached. When any of these things occur, you may also notice water leaking into your home, at either the roof, ceiling, egress window, or foundational level.
Why Gutters Pull Away From Houses
There are a few reasons why gutters pull away from houses. The most common reason is that the spikes or hangers that hold the gutters in place have come loose. Over time, these spikes can work their way out of the gutter due to weather conditions or simply because they were not properly installed. Another reason for gutter pull-away is that the gutters themselves may have become damaged and are no longer able to support the weight of the water and debris. Cleaning your gutters at least once a year (preferably twice a year) can help prevent them from pulling away or becoming damaged from the weight of debris. Click here to find everything you need to know about keeping your gutters clean.
How To Fix Gutters Pulling Away From Your House?
If your gutters are pulling away from your house, don’t worry! This is a problem that can easily be fixed. The first step is to inspect your gutters and see if the spikes or hangers are loose. If they are loose but don’t look damaged, simply use a screw driver to tighten them back into place. However, if the spikes or hangers appear rusted or damaged or if when you try to tighten them the screws just spin, you should replace them. You can use a hammer claw to remove the old spikes and screws one at a time. Then use a power drill to drive in new ones in the same spots as before. If your gutters were not properly secured from the start, you use this same method to install new gutter brackets or hangers. If your gutters themselves are damaged, you should hire a professional to replace them.
Contact the experts
Gutter pull-away can be a nuisance and poses the threat of costly damage to your home. Luckily, it’s an easy fix! By taking some time to inspect your gutters and make sure they’re secure, you can prevent any further damage to your home.
If you have any questions about gutters or would like a free estimate on new gutters, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We would be more than happy to help you. You can learn more about our services or reach out to us at ClaytonHoover.com/roofing.