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4 Ways to Know Your Gutters Need Repairs

The gutters attached to your home need to be well taken care of, especially if they are damaged. If they aren’t maintained, then you will start to see numerous problems that could lead to more severe damage. Here are some of the ways to know your gutters require repair. If you need to get anything done, then don’t hesitate to give us a call! 

4 Ways to Know Your Gutters Need Repairs
The gutters attached to your home need to be well taken care of, especially if they are damaged.

Physical Damage to the Gutters

Even if you don’t know how to make the repairs work, there are some things you can do. One of the first steps is to look for any signs of physical damage to the gutters. If the gutters are sagging, then that’s a bad sign. Another bad sign if there are any visible cracks. Rust and black streaks that you can see are also signs of physical damage that you need to address as soon as possible. Filthy water could be spouting from the gutters from the areas that aren’t currently clogged or damaged. 

Pools of Water or Downspouts That Are Dry 

The next step is to look at the ground around the sides of your home. The easiest way to tell if something is genuinely wrong is to wait until the next time it rains. Look at the downspouts that have given you cause for concern before. If your downspouts are suspiciously dry, then it’s another sign that something has gone wrong. That means there is a clog in there somewhere and it is essential to find out where. Too much water pooling or spilling over the sides can form a puddle of standing water. That can cause moisture damage to the foundation of your home and give the mosquitoes a convenient place to breed. 

Leaking on the Inside 

Keep an eye out on the ceiling the next time a massive thunderstorm rolls through your neighborhood. If you see water seeping in, it means that water has infiltrated through a weak spot in your roof is and is getting through the attic. Signs of leaks and moisture damage on the walls or in the corners in the ceilings means that the walls are damaged and something has gone wrong with the gutters. 

Damage to Your Home’s Exterior 

Finally, have a gutter repair expert assess the condition of your home’s exterior.  The siding could be stained, the wood could be chipping, and the paint could be wearing out. All of these are indicators of water damage in some way. Plus the gutters could be overflowing, which can lead to disaster if nothing is done. 

Contact Topper Construction Today!

If you’re interested in having gutters, a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.

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