The gutters that are installed along the roof line and eaves of your home play an extremely importantrole. They divert water and snow off the roof and away from the structure, so that it cannot disfigure your walls or seep into the ground and weaken the foundation of your house. To ensure that gutters perform their function in an effective manner, it is essential to keep them in the best condition and carry out repairs when a problem is discovered. ALB01 Construction’s technicians have the highest degree of skill in repairing broken or defective gutters. Sagging gutters will not be able to direct the flow of water away from the house and over time they may even fall, resulting in damage to the house. Neglecting gutters, which need to be repaired can lead to huge expenses as you may require to replace them if their condition deteriorates beyond a certain point. Regular gutter tune-ups and maintenance will extend the life of your gutter system. A few points which you should remember when dealing with your gutter system are:
What Causes a Chimney Leak?
Why Gutters Get Damaged – A falling tree branch or a ladder which is made to lean on a gutter may cause it get loosened or damaged. In many cases a gutter system may first lose its efficacy due to snow accumulating on it and then the weight of the snow may cause it to sag or even fall.
Downspouts –These direct the water flowing from the gutter into the storm water drains. If these are dislodged or damaged in any way, water will fall near the structure instead of flowing away from the house. This may lead to moisture seeping into the basement or even to weakening of the house’s foundation.
Defect in the Heat Cable – This is an essential part of the gutter system and ensures that the ice and snow in the gutter melts and flows away from the house. If the heat cable malfunctions and does not melt the snow, your gutter will get clogged. Our workmen are very familiar with how heat cables operate and will quickly be able to rectify the problem or advise you that they need to be replaced. ALB01 Construction has been installing and repairing gutters for many years and our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to identify problems and repair them in a manner that will result in your gutter system regaining its original level of effectiveness.