Gutters are essential in making sure our homes don’t become damaged by precipitation. You may not notice the wear and tear your gutters have taken, especially if you don’t routinely clean them. If your gutter system fails it can be devastating and an avoidable expense.
Here are some reasons why your gutter system may fail:
Lack of Attention
Much like anything else in our home, if something like our gutters is neglected, chances are it is going to break. That’s why they should be regularly cleaned and even inspected to make sure they are going to continue doing their job for the foreseeable future.
If you don’t clean out gutters regularly or have them professionally cleaned, branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris may accumulate. After a while, that extra weight in the gutter will cause to not only block off drainage and prevent water from draining properly but can also lead to the gutter pulling away from the roof, causing damage to your roof and siding, as well.
It is best to regularly inspect gutters for any signs of blockage or symptoms of gutters pulling away from your roofing. A professional inspector will know and give you an idea what you should do if they are in need of service.
Your new gutters may look nice, but if they haven’t been properly installed, this could pose a major problem for the future. Simple mistakes such as the spikes not being inserted properly can lead to a shortened lifespan for your gutters which means more money you will have to pay for repairs.
Gutters also need to be properly pitched to allow water to drain out them effectively. If your gutters are not installed at a proper angle, the strain of slow-draining water can shorten the lifespan of your gutters and cause them to fail sooner than expected.
If your gutters need maintenance or require full replacement, Alaska Premier Gutters can help. We are a full-service gutter installation company offering gutter repair, installation, inspection and cleaning in Anchorage, Alaska!