Common Eavestrough Problems and Solutions

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to maintain your home’s exterior. One crucial aspect of this maintenance is ensuring that your eavestrough system is in good working condition. We’ve put together the most common eavestrough problems and solutions to help you keep your gutters, and your home, free from damage caused by improperly draining water.

Eavestrough Clogs

Clogging is perhaps the most common eavestrough problem, and is caused by the buildup of leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other debris that accumulate over time. A clogged eavestrough means that water can’t flow freely through your drainage system, and left unchecked, can lead to water damage that causes damage to your home’s foundation or landscaping.

Solution: Gutter Guards

The best way to prevent eavestrough clogging is to invest in high-quality gutter guards. Our most robust system, the Alu-Rex Double Pro, offers a lifetime clog-free warranty, guaranteeing that you’ll never have to worry about water overflow caused by clogging again. If you’re looking for a quicker and more short-term solution, we recommend regular gutter cleaning as part of your exterior home maintenance.

Leaking Eavestroughs

Leaking eavestroughs can also be a problem, often caused by cracks, holes, or corroded spots in the metal. If left untreated, leaking eavestroughs can drip down the sides of your home’s foundation, leading to water damage, mold growth, and other structural issues.

Solution: Proper Installation and Repairs

Proper maintenance is essential in a long-lasting gutter system. If you notice that your gutter is leaking, even after removing any clogs or debris, a repair may be required. The expert team at Home Service Solutions offers top-quality eavestrough repairs to extend the life of your existing gutter system.

Rusted Gutters

When water sits in an eavestrough and is not properly flowing through, it is more susceptible to rusting. Rust can weaken the metal, causing holes and leaks in the gutters themselves.

Solution: Eavestrough Replacement

Though eavestrough repairs can act as a temporary fix for rust, upgrading and replacing your gutters provides the most effective and long-lasting solution. Often, this is required about 20 years after installation.

Sagging Eavestroughs

Eavestroughs that sag or pull away from the house can also be problematic, as they can’t effectively redirect water away from your home.

Solution: Reinforcing, Realigning, and Repairing Eavestroughs

To fix sagging eavestroughs, we often reinforce them with additional hangers or braces, and realign them to ensure they’re at the proper angle for water flow. This will help prevent further damage and ensure that your eavestroughs function effectively.

Trust Home Service Solutions to Fix Common Problems with your Eavestroughs

Eavestrough maintenance is an essential part of home upkeep, as it can prevent water damage and other costly problems. By trusting the professionals with cleaning, repairs, and installations, you can avoid common eavestrough problems and ensure that your home’s exterior is in good working condition. Contact our team for a free quote on our home maintenance services.

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