To repair or to replace – it’s common for homeowners to find themselves in this kind of situation. Whether it’s roof repair and replacement or door repair and replacement, it’s often a tricky choice to make.
When it comes to gutters, you should follow this simple guide.
When to Repair Gutters
Your choice should be based on the type of damage and the condition of your gutters. With the following circumstances, repair work is usually enough to get your gutters into shape.
If the damage is limited to one or two gutter sections, you can simply replace the affected parts instead of getting a replacement for the entire gutter system.
If there is a leak on a single joint or seam, make sure the elbow joint or the two gutter sections are securely fastened. Consider applying some sealant, too.
If there are a few small holes or cracks, you can clean these openings with alcohol and cover them with quality sealant. For large holes or cracks, you can use a small piece of metal flashing as q cover. Have it glued or riveted, and then seal it.
When to Replace Gutters
Sometimes, a simple fix will no longer save your gutters. Failure to replace them may result in damage to other parts of your home, such as your roofing and siding. Consider replacing your gutters if the issue involves any of the following:
If the gutter hangers keep slipping after refastening them once or twice, your fascia boards are likely rotting or deteriorating. Contractors typically repair these before replacing the gutter system.
If the gutters are sagging or have an incorrect pitch, the best solution is to install new gutters that are correctly pitched. This will enable better flow of water.
Denting or buckling can result in leaks or overflow problems. This can be addressed by replacing the dented section. But if you have seamless gutters, the best thing to do is to replace the entire run.
Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC performs every job with professionalism and honesty. From gutter repair to roof replacement, you can rely on us to deliver quality results. Call us at (860) 398-5072, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Cromwell, CT, and the surrounding areas.