It’s easy to forget about your rain gutters. As they hang their from your home’s fascia board, it may feel like an insignificant part of your roofing system. However, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Here’s why!
What Damage Can a Leaking Gutter Cause?
You’d be amazed by the damage that broken gutters can inflict on your home! Clogged or leaky gutters can slosh water against your fascia board, speeding corrosion and potentially causing wood rot. Particularly bad scenarios could have water splashing into your attic and causing mold and/or mildew growth. Nobody wants that!
An even more dangerous side effect could occur if water continually pours around the base of your home. This influx of moisture can cause the soil around your concrete slab to expand and crack your foundation. That’s the primary outcome your gutters are designed to prevent, and why prompt repairs are so important.
How to Patch Minor Sectional Problems
The great news is you can easily repair any minor damages to your gutters. All you need is some roofing cement and a little metal flashing (for larger holes). Any tiny holes in your gutters can be mended with your cement. Simply apply it to the holes and feather it out to prevent steep edges. If you need to apply a piece of galvanized metal flashing for a larger hole, make sure it’s the same type of metal as your rain gutters.
Need to Schedule Gutter Repair?
Do your gutters need professional maintenance? Call 828-808-5955 and talk with one of our specialists about scheduling gutter repairs in Asheville, NC or any surrounding cities. We can also help you install a new gutter system from any of the popular materials available on the market, including:
- Galvanized Steel
We’d be happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have!