Gutter Repair in Lynchburg, VA

Gutter Repair in Lynchburg, VA and the Surrounding Areas

Rainwater is kept away from a building by gutters, which are placed so that the building is less likely to flood. The Brothers that just do Gutters will do regular checks of the outside of your home to look for signs of water damage, such as leaks, sagging, overflow, and pools of water. If you don’t take care of these problems, water damage could happen to your property and your house’s foundation. There are more steps to installing gutters than just cleaning them and putting guards on them. Call The Brothers that just do Gutters for your gutter repair consultation today at (434) 237-7711.

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 to 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, this means they are likely 20 years old and you could also potentially have rotting fascia.

Early detection of gutter concerns might help you avoid costly damage. If you observe water overflowing from your gutters after a rainstorm, or if you detect obvious rust and corrosion, it’s an indication that your gutters are deteriorating and need gutter repair. Sagging or uneven gutters, which are frequently caused by debris accumulation or retained water, are additional warning signs. Check your home’s exterior for peeling paint or water stains, which might indicate that water is leaking from the gutters. Regular gutter maintenance and repair may extend the life of your gutters and safeguard your house.

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.