Gutters are part of every house and like everything, with time, they also face deterioration from some elements of the nature working against them or sometimes due to lack of maintenance. If you are a homemaker, you must have gotten yourself into gutter related issues.
We are not wrong to admit anything that’s wet and exposed to dirt is full-fledged gross. If anything goes wrong with gutters, it is an actual nightmare for many people – one that’s hard to look at and touching is out of question obviously.
One of the best ways to avoid gutter related issues is to ensure its regular maintenance. There are many gutter repairs Huddersfield professionals who can assist you in this regard. Don’t worry, it is not an expensive endeavor, only bi-annual cleaning will be more than enough for the gutters.
There are various reasons why your gutter may leak, but below are a few of the most common causes:
The gutter joint is the most common cause of a leaking gutter. Over time, the sealant can corrode allowing rainwater to penetrate the joint. This can lead to rainwater running down the house wall. To repair a cast iron gutter joint you have to remove the existing bolt, clean out the old sealant and apply a new one. The most effective sealant is putty. Then a new bolt needs to be applied and the gutter is clamped together.
Cast iron gutters do not last forever and over time they can begin to corrode, the first place to corrode is the back of the gutter. This leaves a shallower gutter which is more prone to leak. If debris builds up in the gutter and doesn’t allow the water to flow, it can build up and rise over the back of the gutter leaking down the house wall.
If you are having gutter problems, whether it be plastic, aluminum or cast iron feel free to give Eagle Roofing a call. We can supply a free estimate for you, give you expert advice, and help you get to the root of the problem. Eagle Roofing is in the business for over 30 years in the industry and is considered an established Huddersfield roofers.