Your gutters are a very important part of your home. After all, they divert rainwater to prevent it from affecting your roof, siding and foundation. With that in mind, it’s important that you keep up with their maintenance. Thankfully, there are a few questions you can ask yourself that will help you properly determine the state of your gutters and what course of action you should take.
In this post, gutter and roofing contractor Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration discusses the three important questions you should always ask yourself when assessing the state of your gutters.
Is Water Overflowing During Storms?
If water is continuously overflowing from your gutters during storms, you may have a large problem on your hands. Constantly overflowing water is a sign that your gutters are too small to handle the amount of water that’s falling into them. As such, you should call a professional to replace your current gutters with a larger system to prevent the overflowing.
Are There Things Growing or Animals Nesting in Your Gutters?
On the other hand, if there are plants growing or animals nesting in your gutters, you don’t have to repair or replace anything. All you’ll have to do is give it a thorough cleaning. Call a pest extermination service to remove the animals and simply remove the growing plants yourself if needed. Alternatively, you can also call a gutter and roofing contractor like Mobley Brother Roofing and Restoration to install gutter guards on your gutters.
Are There Visible Cracks or Are The Gutters Pulling Away?
Large cracks in your gutters can prevent the system from working the way it’s supposed to and cause large amounts of water to affect your roof, siding or even your foundation. Should you spot any visible cracks on your gutter system, call a gutter expert as soon as possible to repair it. Gutters that are pulling away, meanwhile, should be replaced as large amounts of water from heavy rain can cause the entire system to collapse.
Turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration for your home improvement. We are your number one provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (865) 248-2772 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Lebanon, Knoxville and other nearby areas in TN.