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What Should I Do If My Gutters Are Pulling Away from My House?

April 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumguttersteam @ 5:10 pm
a gutter that needs maintenance

Your gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from Mother Nature’s wrath; whether it’s heavy rainfall, falling leaves and tree debris, or unannounced critters taking up residence within them, you shouldn’t want anything to compromise the integrity of your gutters. That said, if you’ve recently noticed that your gutters seem to be pulling away from your home, you shouldn’t hesitate to have the issue resolved. Here’s more about why, along with what your first steps should be.

What Causes Gutters to Sag?

If you find that your gutters are pulling away from your house, also referred to as sagging, you should know that they aren’t functioning at peak capacity. They won’t be able to properly redirect water flow away from your roof or the sides of your house, meaning that water damage is a very real possibility. This also means that they can easily become clogged with debris, which can lead to water pooling and causing leaks.

Not all gutter damage happens gradually; it’s possible that storms or extreme weather can quickly cause the gutter to separate. However, some of the most common causes of sagging gutters include things like:

  • Water weight
  • Leaves, branches, and other natural debris
  • The presence of wildlife and their nests
  • The gutters were incorrectly installed
  • The nails connecting the gutter material have loosened
  • There’s rotting fascia behind the gutters

How Can I Repair Sagging Gutters?

Although sagging gutters can lead to serious damage if left unaddressed, it’s an issue that’s relatively simple to repair. First, you need to assess the situation by taking a look – if your fascia boards have rotted, they’ll need to be replaced in addition to the gutters being fixed. But if your boards look good, you can often repair the sagging gutters by securing the loose nails back in place, or replacing them with longer, newer screws. If the gutters themselves have sustained damage or become bent, they will also need to be replaced.

If you’re not comfortable with fixing your sagging gutters yourself, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a local team of professionals for assistance. They’ll be able to address any damage that might’ve caused the gutters to start sagging, and they can quickly make any necessary repairs before replacing or resetting your gutters. From there, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safeguarded from the elements!

About Platinum Gutters

Our team at Platinum Gutters has been helping homeowners in DFW for the last 15 years, offering a wide range of gutter installation, repair, and other related services. If you have any questions about the blog, or you’d like to contact us to set up a FREE estimate for your project, feel free to visit our website or call us today for additional information or assistance.

Tarrant County Telephone: (817) 993-4237.

Dallas/Denton/Collin County Telephone: (972) 346-1590.

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