Gutters are essential for your home’s protection against the negative effects of water. Problems with your gutters can result in damage to your home’s exterior and foundation.
Leading residential roofing contractor, John Peters Roofing, helps you determine whether your gutters need repair or replacement.
When to Repair
It’s safe to repair damage contained on one or two gutter sections. Your contractor can replace these sections without tearing out the whole gutter system.
A few small openings can be cleaned with alcohol and covered with a quality sealant. Bigger holes or cracks may need a small metal flashing that can be glued on before sealing. Securely fastening the elbow joint of two guttering sections will likely fix a leaking single joint or seam.
Screwing in loose hangers shouldn’t take that long if your contractor uses a drill. Existing hangers might need replacement if they are bent.
When to Replace
It’s best to invest in a new gutter system if many repairs require immediate attention. Gutters with a lot of racks, holes and rust need to go. This goes the same to hangers that won’t stay secure and keep slipping. Whether you need a gutter or roof replacement, you can count on John Peters Roofing.
Some gutter sections keep separating despite repairs. We recommend replacing sectional gutters with seamless gutters so you won’t have to deal with this issue ever again. Repairs can rarely fix a sagging or incorrect pitch. Your contractor can install new gutters that are correctly pitched for proper water flow.
Moreover, visible signs of water damage definitely indicate that you need to replace your gutters. This is especially applicable if your gutters are not clogged but you still experience landscape deterioration and basement flooding.
John Peters Roofing. is your leading provider of gutter and roofing installation services. Our team also specializes in siding and guttering services. Call us at (317) 981-6300 or complete our online form to request a free estimate. We work with clients in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.