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Monthly Archives: April 2016

5 Signs You Should Invest in Gutters

Gutters may seem like one of those miscellaneous items that gets ignored when it comes to house repairs but trust us, it is an item that when ignored can lead to some serious expenditures. If you are on the fence about getting your gutters done, below are 5 signs that you should invest in getting the work done. 1. Leaking – If you notice that when it rains that water is dripping from the seams or corners it is sign that your gutters need some TLC. Leaks can lead to serious problems in the future. 2. Pulling Away – The gutters will start to pull away from the fascia board if there is too much weight in them, they will also pull away if water has been getting behind the gutter causing the fascia board to rot and the screws to pull out. When this happens you will want to call us to correct the issue before more damage is done 3. Trees in the Eaves – Gutters need to be cleaned annually at the very least. When you fail to maintain your gutter, you will eventually start to notice little plants growing in them. Your gutters were definitely not intended to become flower pots. 4. Holes – If you notice that your gutters have developed holes, this is the most obvious sign that the gutters are no longer doing their intended job. Gutters with holes will eventually cause mayhem to your landscaping and foundation. 5. Holding Water – Gutters should have a slight pitch. When gutters have had debris in them for a while the weight of the debris can cause the pitch to be off. This leads to having standing water left in the gutters. If this happens, the water can be a breeding ground for bugs and mold. We are happy to come out and assess any issues you have with your gutters. We are committed to solving your gutter problems. Give us a call at 734-374- 2100.

Water Always Wins – Unless You Give Alloy Gutter Company A Call

Keeping your gutters clean and in good repair is not a task many of us enjoy. However, ignoring leaking or overflowing gutters can end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Let’s take a look at some of the many problems that occur from deferred gutter maintenance. Soil erosion is usually the first thing you will notice. This happens when gutters overflow and create a waterfall. The waterfall will soon leave you with a divot in your lawn. It can also turn into a muddy mess after a rainfall. A less noticeable issue is rotting fascia board. This happens when water flows behind the gutters and the fascia board becomes saturated. It doesn’t take long for the wood to rot and the gutters can actually pull away from or fall off of the house. Shortly after the soil erosion and rotting fascia board comes the wet basement. The water-saturated soil will eventually result in a swimming pool in your basement. This is the end result of deferred gutter maintenance or replacement. It really is quite simple to avoid all of the above issues. Keep your gutters clean and watch for eroded soil or water overflowing during rainstorms. Also, check your gutters to be sure they are securely attached to the house. If you notice any of these issues, give Alloy Gutter a call. We want to take care of any problems before you have water in your basement.

10 Signs You Need New Gutters!

Professionally installed seamless gutters are vital to your house. The main function of gutters is to redirect rainwater and melting snow away from your foundation as it flows off the roof. If there are no gutters to collect that runoff, water could wander into areas of your house where you clearly do not want it to go.

seamless-gutters We suggest you do not ignore gutters problems. Ignoring the problem now could lead to expensive fixes later. Repairs could also be more costly than just replacing the whole gutter system. If you observe the following signs, they might be an indication that your gutters need to be repaired or replaced.
  1. Gutters that are pulling away from the house
  2. Foundation Cracks
  3. Water in the Basement
  4. Gutters that are rusty, dented, or leaking
  5. Eroding/Damaged landscaping
  6. Stains on the gutters themselves
  7. Standing water in gutters
  8. Mold around the foundation and in the basement
  9. Peeling paint around the gutters
  10. Holes in the gutters
At Alloy Gutter we take pride in our quality gutter services. If you are experiencing any of these issues we will be glad to get you a free estimate and work with you to get your problems solved.