3 Signs to Call a Roofing Contractor for Gutter Maintenance

April 19, 2023

As a homeowner, you know it’s important to maintain your property to ensure it is safe, secure, and functional. One aspect of your property that may require regular maintenance is your gutters. Gutters are critical in directing rainwater away from your home and protecting your property from water damage. According to Bob Vila, gutters only last 10 to 15 years with maintenance. If you suspect that your gutters may need maintenance, there are three signs to look out for that indicate it is time to call a roofing contractor.

1. Water Damage

One of the most obvious signs that your gutters need maintenance is water damage. Water damage can occur inside and outside your home and can be expensive. If you notice water stains on your ceiling or walls, this is a sign that water is leaking into your home. If you notice water pooling around your home’s foundation or erosion around your home, this is a sign that your gutters are not directing water away from your property. A roofing contractor can inspect your gutters, identify the source of the water damage, and make any necessary repairs to prevent further damage.

2. Sagging Gutters

Another sign that your gutters need maintenance is if they are sagging. Sagging gutters occur when the hangers that support the gutters become loose or damaged. Sagging gutters can prevent water from flowing properly, leading to water damage and erosion. Additionally, sagging gutters can be a safety hazard if they fall off your home. A roofing contractor can inspect your gutters, identify the cause of the sagging, and make any necessary repairs to ensure your gutters are secure and functioning properly.

3. Debris Buildup

A third sign that your gutters need maintenance is debris buildup. Over time, leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate in your gutters, preventing water from flowing properly. Debris buildup can lead to water damage, mold, and mildew growth, attracting pests to your home. A roofing contractor can clean out your gutters and install gutter guards to prevent debris buildup and ensure your gutters are functioning properly.

Ready to address issues with your gutters? Contact us today at Manny Roofing! Our roofers can resolve any issues with your gutters. Let’s connect today and schedule a gutter inspection.