Common Gutter Repair and Replacement Questions
The most common problems with gutters in Atlanta are clogs, leaking, and damage to fascia boards. Clogged rain gutter systems cause water to overflow onto the roof surface or drip from downspouts which can lead to premature deterioration of asphalt shingles.
Below are some of the more common questions we hear regarding gutters.
Do my gutters really need to be cleaned?
Yes, your gutters need to be cleaned. Gutter cleaning is necessary because it helps keep the water running off of the roof and out of your home's foundation or basement. This ensures that you have no issues with mold or potential leaks around windows, doors, walls and other parts of your house in case there are any leaks during a storm.
How often should my gutters be cleaned?
Gutter cleaning should be performed regularly, every six months or so. Some homeowners are able to clean their gutters themselves, while others need to hire a professional. If you're not comfortable cleaning your gutters yourself, then it's best to hire an experienced professional who knows how to do the job right.
What should I do if my gutter is clogged?
You should start by removing any debris that may be clogging the gutter. You can start with a garden hose and spray around the area to loosen dirt, leaves, or other things blocking it. If this doesn't work, you'll want to use an angled pipe brush with long handles on either side of your body so you can reach all areas of your gutters easily and scrub out as much gunk as possible while being mindful not to let anything fall from up there onto yourself below (or anyone else in close proximity).
If you don't have any pipe brushes, you can use a broom and sweep up any debris. If the problem persists, call a professional gutter cleaning service such as Atlanta Gutter Specialists to take care of the problem for you.
How do you professionally clean my home gutters?
This is a question that we get often. First, we'll inspect the exterior of your home to determine if there are any obstacles in our way like trees and shrubs. Next, using safe ropes or extension ladders with safety harnesses attached for stability and security, you can rest assured knowing we've got your back!
After inspecting your gutters, we will determine which of our tools and equipment are needed to clean them. This may include a ladder, extension ladders, safety harnesses or other safety gear depending on the size of your home. If you have any questions about our services in the area or anything else don't hesitate to call us at 877-516-3008.
We can clean your gutters in a few different ways. We will use a ladder with a brush attached to clean the top of your gutters. This is our best method as it allows us to get up high and reach your roof. We can also use an extension ladder with a bucket on the end of it to clean the sides of your gutters. This is our second best option because we have more access and are able to reach more areas than our first method. Lastly, we can use a pole with a bucket on the end for cleaning those hard-to-reach spots and corners.
How do I know if my gutters are bad and need repaired?
There are a few tell-tale signs that your gutters need to be repaired. For one thing, if you notice any of the following:
• If leaves pile up and block water from coming down in heavy rainstorms
• If standing water appears on top of the gutter after heavy rains or snowfalls
• Guttering is rusty with colorless streaks running through it
• If the gutter is leaning
• If the gutters are leaking
If you notice any of these signs, you should have your gutters repaired immediately.
Why should I replace my gutters?
Gutters should be replaced for many reasons, but the most common reason is because they have been installed too long or are outdated and old.
Gutters are made of a variety of materials and usually last 10 to 15 years, but not always. Gutters can rust, corrode and become brittle over time. If you have older gutters that are rusted or corroded, they should be replaced because they will not last the test of time.
Old gutters also do not hold up well in high temperatures. The problem with this is that if your home has a high-temperature attic or crawlspace, the temperature will reach dangerous levels during the summer and cause damage to your ceilings. If you have any ductwork in your attic or crawlspace, it should be checked for leaks and repaired as soon as possible in order to prevent moisture damage from occurring.
What types of rain gutters do you install in Atlanta?
We install a wide variety of gutters in Atlanta including: seamless aluminum rain gutters (traditional), wood-look vinyl gutters, steel gutter systems with angle kits and louvers (modern style) copper downspouts & fittings, metal roofing sheets that can also act as your new roofs' water barrier system
What is the best type of gutter?
It is hard to answer this question with a single gutter type. The best type of drain depends on the materials used in your home and how much water you think will be running off them. To find out what kind of drainage system would suit you, we recommend consulting an expert installer or contractor who can help figure out which one suits your needs!
Is it safe to install my own gutters?
This is a common question that many homeowners ask. The answer to this question depends on the type of gutters you are installing and how skilled your handyman or contractor is with installation. Generally, it's best not to handle jobs like these yourself as they can be dangerous if done improperly. This also may void any warranty on the product should there be one installed already by an authorized professional that has been certified in their line of work.
How much does gutter cleaning cost?
Gutter cleaning costs vary depending on the size of your home, what kind of gutter cleaner you choose and which service you need. If you want to do it yourself, then it will cost around $100-$200. However if we look at a professional gutter cleaner who comes to your house and does all necessary steps then we recommend that you contact Atlanta Gutter Specialists by calling them at 1-877-516-3008.
What will new gutters cost?
The cost of gutter replacement will depend on the material and type of installation. New gutters are usually made out of metal or PVC piping and can range anywhere from $400 to over $1,000 or more depending on your home's size, shape, length as well as how easy it is for installers to access pipes that need replacing due to wear caused by time weathering or abuse such as tree roots growing beneath them.
What type of gutter cleaner should I use?
You'll want to choose a gutter cleaner product based on the age and condition of your gutters. For instance, if they are new or have recently been replaced with copper pipes (which require special treatment), then it is best to use an oil-based solution that will protect them from rusting.
If you're looking for something to remove light debris like leaves and pine needles, a detergent-based product meant for cleaning exterior surfaces will work best. For example, siding, roofs or decks need gentle substances that household cleaners don't have. I can also recommend garden hoses as an alternative to leaf blowers when sprayed at low pressure; this works especially well if there's no cracking underfoot from moisture buildup beneath the leaf pile!
How much will my property appreciate once I have new gutters installed?
Gutters are an important part of a home's exterior appearance. They can dramatically improve the curb appeal and value of your home, especially if you live in a neighborhood with a similar style to yours. The average Atlanta homeowner can expect to see an increase of 5 percent in their home value once they install new gutters. If you have gutters that are falling apart or need replacing, it may be time for you to consider investing in new ones.
If you're looking for a gutter cleaner that's compatible with your home and roof, then Atlanta Gutter Specialists is the company to contact. We have over 15 years of experience providing quality products and services in this industry. Give us a call at 1-877-516-3008 as we would be happy to help out!