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Inspecting your gutters should be part of your seasonal home maintenance checklist. You’ll have to check your gutters if they are clogged, misaligned or sagging. Any of these problems can cause water damage to your home. Today, we will focus on sagging gutters. Gutter Helmet® of Western North Carolina, an expert in cleaning gutters with gutter guards, discusses the reasons gutters can sag over time.

Top 4 Things That Can Cause Your Gutters to Sag

  1. Gutter Clogs – Gutter clogs can cause rainwater to pool in your gutters because the water can’t drain away through the downspouts. However, your gutters were not designed to support the weight of water and water-soaked debris. This can cause your gutters to sag and pull away from your home.

  1. Rotting Fascia – Gutters are typically attached to a home’s fascia board, so when this fascia deteriorates or gets damaged, the gutters are affected. The screws supporting your gutters will easily come loose if the fascia rots. Rotting fascias can be caused by rainwater splashing over the back of the gutter against the fascia. This occurs when the gutters are clogged.

  1. Installation Mistakes – Mistakes during the installation can also cause your gutters to sag, even if there are no other problems. For example, the installer might not have nailed or fastened your gutters properly. Once it rains, this will cause your gutters to pull away from your home because the nails or fasteners can’t support the weight of the water.

  1. Poor Quality Materials – Your gutters are constantly exposed to the rain, wind and sun. Over time, heat, cold and temperature changes can wear down your gutters. Most homeowners choose to install aluminum gutters. Choose aluminum gutters with a non-corrosive coating to help deter warming and to delay material degradation.

We are an expert in cleaning gutters with gutter guards, along with installing gutter protection systems for homeowners. As an authorized Gutter Helmet® dealer, we can perform gutter guard installations and provide our customers with excellent warranties. Call us at (828) 237-3001 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free quote. We serve Mill Springs, North Carolina and nearby areas.