Gutter Repair in the Capital District, NY

Gutter Repair in Saratoga, Albany, and Troy, NY and the Surrounding Capital District Areas

The primary purpose of gutters is to divert rainwater away from a building so that it doesn’t pool and cause structural damage. A common problem that The Brothers that just do Gutters see is rain gutters that are leaking, sagging, overflowing, or collecting water near the foundation of a home. If you don’t address these problems, you might end up with serious structural and foundational concerns with your home from water seepage. Gutter guard installation, gutter cleaning, and gutter repair are all tasks that should be completed simultaneously with the construction of a gutter system. Call The Brothers that just do Gutters serving Albany, Troy, Saratoga, and the surrounding areas at (518) 880-2980 for your gutter repair estimate.

Do Your Old Gutters Need Repair?

Old gutters is a relative term, but it’s a really good indication your gutters are old if they are:

  • Installed with spike and ferrule
  • Showing significant exterior color fade
  • Have seams along the run of the gutter

Often times we arrive at a job to check on repairs, and we realize the client is in need of a gutter installation instead. If your gutters are leaking at the seams, it may be time to update to seamless gutters. If your gutters were installed with spike and ferrule, they are likely 20 years old, and you could also potentially have rotting fascia.

Finding gutter problems before they need major repairs is essential. Rainwater spilling over the edges of your gutters or the presence of rust and corrosion are both indications that your gutters are deteriorating and in need of gutter repair. Uneven or sagging gutters, which might be the result of trash accumulation or trapped water, are another warning sign. Water leaking from the gutters can cause external problems such as peeling paint and water stains. Gutter life may be prolonged with routine cleaning and maintenance, as can the lifespan of any home protection system.

Obvious Warning Signs of Failing Gutters:

  • Gutter hanging off the home – may need a gutter replacement
  • Downspout disconnected from gutter or home
  • Water in basement
  • Water in home
  • Seams leaking or dripping
  • Overflowing gutters – may just need a gutter cleaning

Subtle Warning Signs of Failing Gutters:

  • Spike & ferrules pulling away from the gutter where you can see the nail head popping out
  • Lines in your landscape below the gutter
  • Mold in areas below where gutters are, or should be
  • Rotting deck boards, windowsills, garage doors, and regular doors below where gutters are, or should be
  • Erosion in landscape or mulch beds
  • Cracking or upheaval of sidewalks, patios, driveways and stairs
  • Paint flaking or peeling prematurely in areas near the base of the home
  • Dips or back pitch in gutters

A gutter system that is properly installed and maintained by regular gutter cleanings or maintenance or protected with gutter guards should last up to 30 years. Gutters that have not been properly maintained usually fail between 10 and 15 years.

If you are experiencing any of the following warning signs, please call us or Request a Quote Online. Our professionals can help to determine whether you need just a gutter repair or if your gutter system needs to be replaced.