Storms, especially the ones that are accompanied by strong winds, are some of the most damaging a homeowner can experience.
They can knock down everything in their path and cause further damage all around. This can happen to any vulnerable part of your house, like your gutters.
They can easily start to sag, damaging your siding or foundation when other objects come in contact. Fixing this problem can be fairly easy; here are some simple steps to follow:
1) Get up on a ladder near the sag; wear safety gear and take the steps slowly to avoid accidents. Remember to have a ladder buddy with you.
2) Using a pry bar, straighten bent spikes by pushing the gutter up.
3) Remove the nails with locking pliers and a hammer; when trees or branches fall on your gutters during storms with strong winds, the spikes will need replacing.
4) Replace damaged spikes with new threaded gutter spikes. Place epoxy or wood slivers into the nail hole before replacing the spike.
Although these things might sound simple to experienced individuals, it’s still a risk to try fixing your gutters by yourself. You can avoid putting your home and yourself at risk by calling the professionals at Muth & Co. Roofing.
We install seamless gutters that are manufactured from a long, continuous piece of metal, with the seams at the corners. This greatly reduces the possibility of leaks and sagging. We use our forming machine to create each seamless gutter segment on-site.
Plus, we also use hidden hangers which blend into the gutter for a clean look, and space them closely together to increase stability so you won’t ever have to worry about sagging during bad weather.
Find out more by giving us a call at 614-882-0900.