Maintaining a functioning eavestrough system, is integral to the health of your roofing system, and your homes exterior. Though often overlooked, or unwittingly neglected, timely eavestrough repairs are absolutely vital to your homes overall well being. If you are going to invest in a quality roofing system, you will want to ensure that your entire roofing system, including its drainage system, can function properly. When competently installed, and properly maintained, your eavestrough system should have the ability to collect rain water and snow melts that run off the roof and send it through the downspouts. From there this water should then be directed away from your homes foundation, reducing the risk of costly water damage. It is very important to keep an eye on your eavestrough system, especially after a storm, in order to make timely repairs without delay.
Some signs that your eavestrough system may need a repair include:
- Any leaking from the seams, corners or joints
- Any corroded areas, or holes
- Overflow, or leaks from under the eavestrough
- Any separation between the eavestrough and the homes exterior
- Significant ice build-up on the roofs edge in the winter months, or icicles on the eavestrough
- Any corrosion, mold, or rot on the soffits or fascia
- Water damage or staining on your brick or siding
Routine maintenance on your eavestrough system is equally as important as timely eavestrough repairs, and if done correctly should reduce the amounts of repairs that are needed over its lifespan. Eavestroughs and downspouts should be kept clear of leaves and debris, at all times, to prevent blockages and overflow.
Without regular eavestrough maintenance, and timely eavestrough repairs, the functionality of this important drainage system can be significantly compromised. If rain water or snow melts are not able to drain sufficiently, serious issues can arise, both inside of your home and along its exterior.
These Issues can include:
- Cracks in your foundation
- Basement flooding, and leaks within your garage
- Interior water damage, affecting the ceilings and walls
- Damage to the homes siding
- Ice damming along the roofs edge
- Damage to landscaping
- Shingle damage
- Attic Leaks
The cost to fix any of these problems can become quite high, if the problem is left to fester. When replacing your eavestrough system, it is incredibly important to hire an experienced and reputable contractor. This will ensure that the job is completed competently, and you should receive a workmanship warranty.
If you have a concern about your eavestrough system and think that you may require a quality eavestrough repair, contact AM Roofing Solutions. Our eavestrough specialists can help to reduce the risk of damage that can occur with an ill functioning eavestrough system.
By hiring an eavestrough repair expert at the first sign of trouble, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of costly damage being done to your roof, and the exterior of your home. There are many options available for the repair of your eavestrough system, contact AM Roofing Solutions today for a thorough eavestrough inspection, and consultation.