After a damaging storm, gutter repair can be just as important to the integrity of your home as roof repair. The drainage channels on your house are responsible for getting rid of every drop of water that hits your roof. If any part of the system is broken, improperly installed or clogged, you‘ll quickly have water pooling against your house, and even working its way inside.
It’s not always easy to tell from ground level, when it’s not raining, if gutter repair is needed. Just as with your roofing, it’s not enough to simply peer up from below and try to make a reasonable evaluation of storm damage. If your home has been subject to wind and hail, or if you have any reason to suspect damage, call us for a free inspection.
Get It Checked Out
In the middle of a heavy rain or the dead of winter is not the best time to find out that your gutters and downspouts are not doing their job. Let us take a look at your system now and we’ll make a recommendation for complete gutter repair. 1st Source Contractors has been providing gutter repair and gutter replacement for over 10 years. We specialize in storm damage restoration and we’ll work with your insurer to facilitate your homeowner’s insurance claim.
Your drainage infrastructure has one job: to move water away from your house. It’s a simple setup and it can work perfectly for years with little thought. Small changes, though, can lead to damaging moisture problems around, and even inside, your house.
Common Reasons for Gutter Repair
Call us and we’ll inspect your entire drainage system for conditions that lead to problems:
- Missing gutters
- Missing downspouts
- Sagging and misalignment
- Improper installation
- Improper water discharge
Even if all of the other components work perfectly together, the last one, improper discharge, can sabotage a well-built system. If all of the water that runs off of your roof is simply deposited in well-worn pools at the base of your downspouts, it can easily find its way into your basement or crawl space. Let us take a look and make sure that you have proper drainage away from your home’s foundation.
If your channels are sagging or don’t slope correctly, water will simply collect and eventually spill over the edge, rather than running to the downspout. Wind, hail, snow and ice can all pound your home’s hardware. It’s not uncommon to see supporting fasteners pulled completely out by perilous weather.
We Do Insurance Inspections
It’s important to have a gutter repair specialist take a look at your house as quickly as possible after a storm. Don’t let your insurance adjuster overlook channels and downspouts just because he’s focused on roofing damage. Contact us right away and we’ll accompany the adjuster on his initial inspection. We specialize in repair and replacement of roofing, gutters and siding. We might catch items that he’s missed.
We’ll also work with your insurance company to provide you with complete storm damage restoration. Insurers work with us and we collaborate with them because we have a common goal: returning your home to its original condition and preventing ongoing or future moisture problems.
Don’t Forget Preventive Maintenance
Even if you climb a ladder and clean on a regular schedule, clogs can still happen. Leaves, shingle granules and bird nests are some common materials that build up and create blockages. Storms can also deposit lots of debris with the potential to clog downspouts.
Leaks and holes are common, especially in older applications with seams. Our gutter repair technicians can patch leaks and fix failed seams. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your older drainage channels. If you are having repeated problems, or it is just time to get rid of an ugly old apparatus, let us give you a free estimate on a dependable and durable seamless gutter replacement.
We also offer an array of LeafGuard products to keep your drainage clear and save you from routine cleaning chores.
Call whenever you need a local gutter repair specialist: copper and aluminum. We are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau, maintaining an A+ rating with no complaints. Our company has been family-owned and operated since 2003. Excellent workmanship and customer service are paramount values to us.
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