Eavestroughs, or gutters beneath the edges of a roof, are a vital component of your home’s roofing system. Not only do they prevent water from spilling onto the exterior walls, it also prevents it from pooling near the foundation. Most gutter problems are automatically addressed in the eavestrough setup, but it’s far from problem-free.
In this post, Nomad Roofing discusses common eavestrough problems you should address as soon as possible.
Since the eavestrough is installed underneath the roof, sagging gutters are a more pressing problem. Sagging eavestroughs means they’re loaded with volume, adding unnecessary weight to the edge of the roof, which is one of the weaker parts of the entire structure. Clogged gutters will sag so much that they can even damage the fascia boards and that means you’ll have to do new soffit installation as well.
Thankfully, addressing this concern is rather easy as all you need to do is prevent the gutters from clogging in the first place. Make it a habit to clean them at least once every month or immediately after inclement weather.
Leaks in the gutters usually form when the structure itself is damaged. You might notice a few small holes along the surface of the gutters. They might seem harmless, but they can and will grow in size in a matter of weeks. Let us do the necessary eavestrough repair to patch up the holes when they’re still small and easy to fix.
Gutters that don’t pitch properly towards the downspouts are troublesome. In the worst-case scenario, the water that doesn’t divert properly will head towards the foundation or even the basement! We recommend professional help for this as it’s a bit tricky to address. Our team will adjust your gutters and address any damage it may have sustained in the process.
Nomad Roofing is ready to help you with your eavestrough concerns. You can also take advantage of our new roof estimate. Call us today at (780) 686-8386 to learn more about our services. We offer eavestrough repair throughout Sherwood Park, AB.