Melrose Massachusetts Gutter Repair and Maintenance
Numerous issues and frustration might result from broken gutters. Here's some good news for you, our Melrose rain gutter repair crew is available to assist you! We'll ensure that your gutters are operating correctly once again and that you don't have to be concerned about foundation or flower bed damage.
We'll take care of your rain gutter quickly and make sure you're happy with the outcome, whether it's cracked, broken, or just needs to be sloping properly to keep the water flowing. Our crew of knowledgeable roof gutter care experts is available around-the-clock to take your call!
Repairing Leaky Gutter
The gutter corners' sealant may eventually lose its ability to prevent water from dripping through and around the joints. This causes nearby wood to get moist and more prone to rot. This eventually makes a bed for pests to infiltrate the house. Furthermore, the decaying wood could promote the growth of mold and create gaps that could let water into the house and damage the investment property.
To repair a gutter seam, the leaky area must be cleaned and allowed to dry. The sealant must then be liberally applied on both sides of the seam and smoothed over. We then give it a test to make sure there isn't a leak of water through the seam.
Sagging Gutter Repair
If you see that the gutter is "falling off the roof," you know it needs to be fixed. It's likely that the nails that hold the gutter in place have started to come loose from the soffit boards. This makes it look like it's sinking. If the fascia boards are rotting because of water or something else, they will need to be changed. The brackets will probably need to be moved around and new holes will need to be drilled in the fascia board in order to make the drain tighter. This is only necessary if the boards are not rotten.
Broken or Cracked Gutter Repair In Melrose
A damaged gutter increases the risk of water seeping into your siding, destroying your newly planted flowers, and seeping into your foundation. If, your rain gutter cracks and eventually breaks, that too could mean a far more costly replacement.
Fortunately, we can fix gutter cracks before they cause more harm to your whole gutter system. We begin by finding the cracks and assessing the extent of the hole in order for us to navigate the damage. Next would be applying a bead of silicon to both sides of the minor cracks or leaking joints, we will seal them and it will prevent water from leaking. If the hole is much bigger, we'll do roofing cement. We put a thick coat over the crack or hole and wait for it to dry before adding a second coat if needed.
If the hole is too big and cannot be coated with the sealant, we'll either repair that section or apply a patch. Gutter patch is a simple metal sheet covered on one side with asphalt roofing cement. We'll take more drastic action if your rain gutter is totally broken in half and hanging by a string. Here, we will proceed to cut out the damaged area and replace it with a new piece after measuring it. Once the proper slope and joint assembly have been achieved, this is moved into position, and any gaps and cracks will be sealed with silicone. It's common for us to add one or more new brackets to support the repair.
Repair Improperly Angled Gutters
If there is water standing in the gutters, it's probably because the gutters aren't at the right angle. It could happen at any time and most common during rainy season. We fix the problem, by taking off the whole gutter, from where it starts to where the drain ends.
A new start point for the gutter should be marked on the fascia board. The gutter should then go to the other end and meet the drain. Because the present markings led to the gutter being put in the wrong place, we mark a new spot for the lower downspout. Ensuring that the gutter is going in a straight line wherein water won't sit and cause weight. If there is water, the weight of the debris may build up, which could cause the gutter to fall off the fascia board. This could lead to more expensive fixes in the future.