Are Your Gutters Due for Repairs or A Replacement?

The roof on your home protects you from the elements, but the gutters protect the roofing system from detrimental water damage. Properly functioning gutters not only protect your roof, but also provide a key water management purpose that affects your siding and foundation from undue damage during stormy weather. In the perpetual rain of Washington, it is important to note that rain isn’t dispersed like when it hits your Gutter Chase Construction North West Inc.lawn, but it rather accumulates into a torrent at the edge of your roof. From there, if your gutters are old and not properly maintained, the water flows straight down into the home’s foundation, therefore saturating the soil and contributing to cracks in your foundation, or pools in and around the gutter, both of which cause the wood fascia to rot. 

Signs your gutters may need replacing:

-Water isn’t draining

-Gutters are pulling away from the fascia

-Water is flowing over the sides of the gutters during a rainstorm, rather than flowing through the downspout

Stains, rust or peeling paint on your home’s siding

Water pooling in the grass below the gutters

A typical cause of such problems stems from undetected spike and farrows that have gotten loose or gone missing. These two facets of the gutter system are the traditional gutter fasteners that can cause the gutters to sag and leak if not properly attached. This commonly occurs because the spike and farrow were stuck through the fascia board Gutter Chase Construction North West Inc.instead of through the rafter tails. Attaching the spike and farrow through the fascia board is like putting a nail through a drywall, ineffective and asking for trouble. The solution to such problems is to call a contractor trained and experienced in such dealings and knows the ins and outs of gutter, roof, and foundation systems. Inspect your gutters today and get them repaired or replaced before it is too late Puget Sound!

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For all your roofing needs, call Chase Construction North West Inc. today! We have been in business for over 13 years and we come highly recommended from manufacturers and previous customers. We make sure to stay on top of all training and installation trends so that we can continue to exceed homeowner expectations every single time! Our company has the stamp of approval from GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, that has awarded us the GAF Master Elite Certificate that only 3% of all roofers hold. Additionally, we are IKO Shield Pro Plus installers meaning we are able to skillfully work with their products as well. Summer is the perfect time for roofing, call us today at 253-445-8950 Puget Sound!! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today!

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5 thoughts on “Are Your Gutters Due for Repairs or A Replacement?

  1. Rachel Lannister

    My mother’s gutters have been leaking lately and I was wondering what she should do. In the article you wrote that if you don’t fix gutters, the water could potentially damage the foundation of your home. That’s the last thing I want for my mother’s home, as those kind of repairs could be really expensive. I’ll have to find a repair service that could quickly fix up her gutters, so that her home can stay in good shape.

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  2. Julius Amberfield

    It got my attention when you pointed out that the gutters need to be replaced if the water starts pouring from the sides rather than the downspout when it rains. I did notice that happen once, but I thought it was just because of the idea that the rain was pouring hard. I guess I was wrong. maybe I should call a roofer to see what’s really wrong then take action according to the situation. Thank you.

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  3. Amy Winters

    Thanks for pointing out that you should have your gutters looked at if you notice and stains, rust, or peeling paint on the siding of your home. When I was doing some gardening yesterday, I noticed an area of peeling paint near the downspout of the gutter. I didn’t realize it could be caused by a problem with the gutter, so thanks for letting me know!

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