Your gutters, while not as prominent as your roofing system, are one of the most important parts of your home. In fact, they protect your roof, siding, foundation and landscaping from water damage. However, there will come a time when they will fail due to natural deterioration. As such, it’s important not to hold off gutter repairs, and call on your local gutter and roof repair contractors for assistance. Here are the signs of the imminent signs of gutter failure.
Gutters Pulling Away From Your Home
The most vulnerable point of your gutters is the seams where the horizontal sections intersect. It’s common for leaks and separation to occur in the seams, which will result in serious interior and exterior damage. This can be remedied by replacing your old gutters with a seamless gutter system.
If you find cracks on your gutters, this means that your gutters are no longer operating efficiently. It’s very easy to see large cracks, even from the ground, but it’s important to address cracks, especially when they’re small. They usually appear after a heavy storm. Your gutter and roofing contractors will tell you that cracks can cause water to drip on your siding, windows and even the foundation. To ensure that your gutters are in great condition, make sure that you contact our specialists for a thorough assessment.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Gutters and downspouts function by redirecting rainwater to a safe distance away from your home to prevent water and moisture from being absorbed by your foundation where it can infiltrate the basement. Having an abundance of moisture will encourage mold and mildew that can produce unsightly stains and odor, and cause respiratory problems.
To learn more about what Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC can do for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (903) 364-6183 for Texas and at (580) 920-1433 for Oklahoma. We also have a contact form you can easily fill out to get in touch with us, and we’ll get back to you right away with your free quote.