When your gutters start leaking, they aren’t doing the job they need to do. Instead of directing water into downspouts and away from your home, the water will end up getting on your home and foundation—the exact opposite of what you want!
A great gutter system and regular maintenance can reduce the chances of a leak happening, but sometimes leaks just happen. Thus, you need to pay attention to the signs that your gutters might start leaking. First, clogs are a common cause of leaks as your gutters fill up with debris. Second, your gutters can develop holes or cracks because of weathering. Third, the joints that connect the gutter sections can separate.
In this week’s blog post, we feature a homeowner who was dealing with leaking gutters… Until we came along!
Replacing Leaky Gutters in Mt. Juliet, TN
The gutters of a home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee were leaking. In some areas, the fascia board behind the gutter had already started to rot! This is one of the reasons why we need to direct water away from our home, because water can cause wood to rot.
Eventually, the wood will weaken and fall apart, which was exactly what was happening to the fascia board. The rotting had caused the gutters to fall away from the eave of the house.
Our team went in to help after the homeowner called us. Our team quickly solved the issue by replacing the damaged gutters with new six-inch K-style gutters. This type of gutter has advantages over rounded gutters, as they can hold a lot more water. Plus, they’re a lot stronger even if they’re made of lighter materials. Finally, we also replaced the rotting fascia board to better secure the gutters to the roof. All of this took one day.
Are your gutters leaking? Our specialized workforce can handle it! Keep your gutters (and your home) in good condition. Give us a call, and we will send out our fully-trained team to resolve any issue you are experiencing. For the best gutter systems AND the best services, contact Simply Gutters TN by calling 615-878-4061 today.