Common gutter repairs

 

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You gutters are an important part of your home but if ignored and left without proper maintenance for too long they can get into bad shape. Warning signs are missed and then problems grow in scope and scale. One day you look up and your gutter is sagging and no longer attached to your home. Despite the age old belief that duct tape can fix anything sometimes a more serious approach is needed.

Gutters can also wear out with age and parts will need to be replaced. If you keep a good eye on them then you can plan and follow wear.

Your gutters are an important part of your home. They move water away from your walls and foundation keeping them dry. If your gutters are damaged or falling apart they are no longer doing their job and your home probably has some drainage problems. Fixing your gutters now and creating a regular maintenance schedule in the future will keep your gutters moving water away from your home.

Here are some of the most common types of gutter repairs:

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Tips: Know When It’s Time for New Gutters

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If you let your gutters age out, they will stop providing the protection your home needs, leaving it vulnerable to water damage that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs to the roof, foundation, walls and more. It is important to keep a close eye on your gutters so you can detect the earliest signs of a problem and minimize the damage to your home.

You may be able to repair some problems with your gutters and get more life out of them, but some signs of trouble could indicate that it’s time for all new gutters.

Here are a few signs that it might be time to consider investing in new gutters:

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Keeping Your Home Dry with Gutter Repairs and Screening Installation

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No matter where you live in British Columbia, you’ll probably agree that the trees scattered throughout the area are beautiful to look at when they are in full bloom (until they force an unnecessary gutter repair on you). Unfortunately, when the leaves begin to land on your roof, not only do the trees lose some of their attractiveness, but your home’s gutters begin to get clogged.

At first, you might think that the winds will blow the leaves out or the rain will wash them away. While this does happen, at least on a minor scale, your gutters are usually still filled with leaves, pine needles, dirt, and other types of debris that can build up into a huge wet mass that completely clogs your drains. When this happens, you begin to have problems that can destroy your home’s appearance as well as its structural integrity.

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