Gutter Repairs, Cleaning, Minor Roof Repairs

Gutter Repair: Downspout Repair

Downspouts have to be put in the most unusual places sometimes and damage occurs in many different types of ways. They get crushed, rusted thru and sometimes the wind just takes them away! We charge $3/ft., 10ft. minimum to repair or replace any pre-existing downspout.

Gutter Repair: Re-Pitch

Gutters systems have a very subtle pitch (angle) which allows the water to flow, at a controlled rate, toward the downspout. If the water is not draining toward the downspout, it will build up, creating a very big problem wherever the water is draining. The reason a gutter would need to be RE-PITCHED is usually caused by the house itself, settling, or incorrect installation. In either case, the gutter would have to be practically re-installed in order to correct the pitch.

Gutter Repair: Re-Secure

Gutters Re-Secured w/7in screws

Have you ever seen the nails the hold up your gutter system sticking out? This is an excellent indication that the gutter system is loose. There several reasons for this to occur; Debris in the gutter system over time collects a lot of weight, which could literally pull the gutters down. The wood that the nails are in expands and contracts, which voids the main two properties that holds the nail in place, gravity and friction. Of course the combination of the two will bring a gutter down fairly quickly. When the gutter is out-of-place, this leads to problems like: rotten fascia board, water in basements, rotten window seals. A re-secure will not only solve the problem of the gutter hanging, but also prevent the flow of water from causing any further damage that could potentially cost thousands. Upon notification that a re-secure is recommended, please note that on the bottom of the invoice we state that ALL ESTIMATES ARE GOOD FOR 30 DAYS. We state this because we know the damage water can do and how fast. The estimate we give today could develop into more damage tomorrow.

Gutter Repair: Major Downspout Clog

Let’s face it, downspouts get clogged!!

There are many reasons for downspouts to clog, from being installed improperly to lack of maintenance and everything in between. Most downspout clogs are cleared when the gutters themselves are cleaned, however, there are some exceptions and usually a reason it clogged in the first place. The exceptions are what we call, MAJOR DOWNSPOUT CLOGS. Once we realize that it is a MAJOR DOWNSPOUT CLOG, not only is it our goal to clear it, but also to find out why it clogged and repair that issue as well. There is a minor charge for this service because in most cases, it may be required to remove the downspout completely from the wall in order to clear and insure it is installed properly to qualify for our guarantee. Quality gutter maintenance will keep your downspouts flowing clear.

Gutter Repair: Seam Repair

ALL GUTTER SYSTEMS HAVE SEAMS!!

There are seams at each end, seams at every downspout and a seam at every corner. These seams are usually covered with a type of sealant to prevent leakage, most of these sealants last 5-7 years before starting to crack. The best physical evidence of this (other than seeing the water drip), is the discoloration of the gutter and wood, (usually at the corners). The best fix for this is too remove the old sealant, clean the area and apply a new sealant. THIS WILL NOT WORK ON RUSTED GUTTERS!! When a seal is broken on gutters that are rusted, new sealant will not seal properly. We will not offer to repair a seam on a rusted gutter, we could not guarantee it.

CALL US TODAY! LET US TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUTTERS!