Knox’s Construction is not just the top roofing contractor in our local area; we also provide professional gutter services. Keeping your gutters in good condition is important if you want to avoid ice dams, roof leaks, landscaping damage, and stained siding. Today, we will discuss common gutter problems and their solutions:
- Downspouts Are too Close to the Foundation – Your downspouts have the important job of draining rain away from your home. They need to be a certain distance away from the foundation if you don’t want any problems. If they drain too close, rain can saturate the soil surrounding your foundation. This saturated soil puts pressure on the foundation and can cause it to crack. We’ll fix this by extending your downspouts several feet away from your house.
- Clogged Gutters – This is one of the most common gutter problems. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and cause water damage. We can fix this by implementing a regular cleaning program for your gutters. We can also install a gutter protection system, which is a longterm solution to clogged gutters. This system will prevent leaves and debris from entering your gutters, preventing gutter clogs from forming in the first place.
- Sagging Gutters – This can be caused by a problem with the hardware that secures your gutters to your fascia. The hangers might be too old, or they might be spaced too far apart. It can also be caused by fascia deterioration. We’ll fix this by installing new hangers or by replacing your fascia.
- Improperly Pitched Gutters – Your gutters need to have a slight incline to allow rain to flow towards your downspouts. In general, there needs to be a quarter inch of slope for every 10 feet. This slope can be imperceptible, so you need to work with an experienced gutter expert like us to fix it. We will correct the pitch of your gutters and make sure that water flows freely.
Knox’s Construction provides a wide range of home improvement services to our customers including siding replacement, roof repair replacement, window replacement, and gutter repair and replacement. We have over 15 years of experience helping local homeowners and we have won several awards for our exceptional services. We serve many communities in PA including Cranberry and the surrounding areas. Call us at (724) 941-8219 to learn more about gutter problems. You can also ask for a free estimate.