Summer is a great season for performing outdoor tasks such as gutter repair and maintenance. In today’s post, gutter installation company Advantage Seamless shares the most common types of repairs performed on gutter systems.
Gutter leaks are caused by one or more causes. The following are some of the most common causes:
Loose Fastener — Certain types of gutter fasteners span the top of the gutter trough. A loose fastener would expose the hole where it passes through the metal, allowing rainwater to pass through.
Cracks — Cracks in the gutters can result from damage, usually caused by strain or impact.
Holes — Holes can be caused by corrosion or worn-out caulk at the seams.
Gutter leak repair is a straightforward process. Holes and cracks can be patched, while loose fasteners can be tightened or replaced. Fresh caulk will be reapplied to prevent further leakage.
Gutter Joint Separation
Traditional sectional gutters are prone to gutter joint separation. This happens when clogs and debris accumulate in the gutters, which increase the strain at the joints, resulting in separation. This is not an issue with seamless gutters since there are no joints to separate. Joint separation can be prevented by having a gutter cleaning service clean the gutters regularly. You can also invest in gutter protection systems like Valor Gutter Guards to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your gutters.
Gutters are not perfectly level, but are slightly sloped towards the downspouts to allow proper drainage. Improper gutter slope—either due to damage or incorrect installation—can result in standing water that leads to corrosion.
Why Choose Advantage Seamless?
Advantage Seamless provides high-quality seamless gutters that are less likely to require the types of repairs discussed above. Common problems, such as corrosion and leaks at the joints are far less common on seamless gutters, which means we can help you save on repair and maintenance costs over its life span. Our seamless gutters come with a 25-year Glad Gutter Guarantee that covers all parts.
Advantage Seamless is your leading provider of seamless gutters. Give us a call at (218) 270-2663. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in St. Cloud, MN, and nearby areas.