When your gutters begin to sag, it can cause serious damage to the entire residence. For example, a damaged and sagging gutter system can cause a leak that leads to massive water damage. It can also cause the siding of your home to become warped and discolored.
Find out how you can realign your gutters in today’s post by Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, your local gutter installation pros.
Inspect the System
First, inspect your system. You’ll need a ladder to see the actual slope of your roof. Remember that only a slight slope is needed for your gutter system. Too much will cause water to overload and weigh it down.
One way to test the system is by bringing a bucket of water and pouring it down the part of the gutter that’s farthest from the downspout. As the water runs down, check how fast it goes. If it pools or slows midway, it means the alignment is off.
Fixing Possible Problem Areas
Certain areas of the gutters are more prone to problems than others, like the brackets. These keep the gutters level, so any loose or bent brackets can cause the pooling problem.
Note that sectional gutters tend to encounter this issue more than seamless gutters. If you have sectional gutters, you might notice that some parts are bent while others are still aligned.
The Best Help Is Professional Help
Whether you have seamless or sectional gutters, it’s important to consult a professional. If the brackets aren’t the cause for the pooling, it could be time to invest in gutters replacement. We also recommend installing gutter guards to avoid debris overload. This can minimize the risk of sagging. In addition, downspout diverters can also help relocate excess water.
If you need help realigning sagging gutters, contact us at Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY at (866) 252-9400. We can help you out with your gutter needs and you can even get a free estimate.