What Are the Parts of a Gutter System and How Do I Know What to Repair?
Gutters - The actual gutter is the horizontal section (made primarily from plastic or metal) that acts a chute for water running off the roof. Gutters are most commonly attached to the home by hangers. This is where the majority of gutter repair will need to be performed since this is where the most stress is put on the system. Check for breaks in the gutters as well as built up leaves, branches, and other natural material.
Downspouts - These are the pipes that carry water from the gutters to the ground. Downspouts are available in many different sizes. The bigger the pipe, the more water the downspout will be able to send to the ground at any particular time. When looking for faults in your downspouts, check for leaks between the different pieces of pipe first. If you don’t think your downspouts are clearing excess water as quickly as they should be, there could be clogging inside the pipes. Mr. Handyman’s gutter repair and cleaning service is experienced at getting them back to levels of peak performance.
Drainage - A drain is the final stop in a gutter system. Most people can route water to go into an area of ground away from the home. But if that’s not a viable option for you, it’s important to get the water into a storm drain of some sort. Proper water drainage protects your home and foundation from flooding.
Don’t think your gutter system is working as well as it should? Contact us today at 1-877-MRHANDYMAN.