Rain gutters perform a vital function in protecting your home. Homes without rain gutters are more susceptible to water damage and soil erosion around your home, affecting your landscaping and potentially the foundation of your home. To avoid costly rain gutter repairs, you can keep your gutters clean and leak-free with regular rain gutter maintenance.
At EC Roofing, we can help you with our rain gutter services throughout the year to ensure they are free of debris and properly draining rainwater away from your landscaping into a rain collection system or simply away from your home. If you require rain gutter repair, call 410-455-9880 today for a free estimate.
The Importance of Rain Gutter Maintenance
Rain gutters can last 15 – 25 years with regular care and maintenance. But simply removing clogs and debris is not enough to keep your rain gutters working effectively. In non-seamless gutters, debris can build up in between sections. Leading to the sections separating and begin leaking. Over time this can widen and cause the following home improvement concerns:
- More damage to gutters
- Water stains on your siding
- Water pooling near your foundation
Hiring a professional team of experts for rain gutter maintenance can ensure your gutters last for many years. At EC Roofing, we will come out and inspect and clean your rain gutters thoroughly. If we come across any sections that need repair, we will provide you with an estimate for your rain gutter repair.
Repairing Your Rain Gutters
Rain gutter repairs can help extend the life of your rain gutter system. If you notice small leaks or debris collecting in your rain gutters, you can try these simple rain gutter repairs.
Removing Clogs and Debris
If you live around tall trees, you will want to regularly check your gutters every few months or after a big storm. You can remove most clogs with your hands or a high-pressure water hose. If you don’t see any clogs but water is still not draining, check the downspout for any clogs. Check the seams of your rain gutters for any build-up around them. If too much debris builds up, it can warp or crack your gutters and start leaking.
Realign Your Gutters
If you notice standing water in your drains, the angle may be off, preventing the water from flowing properly. Check the brackets holding the rain gutters to the roof and tighten any loose brackets with a screwdriver. If parts of your rain gutter are bent, you can try to push it back into shape. Rain gutters are fairly flexible, and small dents can be fixed pretty easily. If water is still not flowing toward the downspout, our roofing experts can help.
One of the downfalls of typical rain gutters is they come in sections. Each section is sealed to prevent leaks and may last the life of your rain gutters. As the seals break down and leak, you can reseal the sections to stop the leaking. For holes in your rain gutters, you can get rubber cement and a metal patch to repair the holes. Make sure to match the material type with your patch kit.
Call EC Roofing for All Rain Gutter Services
If you need help with rain gutter repairs, our expert roofers can help you repair your current rain gutter system. Our team will come out and inspect your rain gutters for all damage and provide you with a fair estimate. If your rain gutter repair costs more than installing a new system, we will go over the reasons for our recommendation for a seamless rain gutter system. To speak with our friendly staff about repairing your rain gutters or rain gutter maintenance, call 410-455-9880 today for a free estimate.