Downspout repair is, unfortunately, an inevitability when it comes to maintaining a complete gutter system. After a year with heavy rainfall and storms, it is very likely that your downspouts will need some kind of mild patching or repair work done. Because downspouts protrude from your home, they can be hit by all manner of flying debris, which can cause creasing or denting. In addition to this, heavy debris building up inside your downspouts can cause the integrity of the downspout to fail over time. When this happens, consider repairing your downspouts as a cost-effective solution.
It should go without saying, but one of the best “repairs” that can be done to your downspout system is a simple cleaning out. Because downspouts funnel all manner of water and debris down and through themselves, they will, at some point, become dirty and/or backed up. When this happens, it doesn’t mean that your downspout is broken or non-functioning; it simply means that they may need a good cleaning. Cleansing out your downspouts is the cheapest option for repair and it just may surprise you at how well your downspouts will work after they’ve been properly maintained.
Should a thorough cleaning out not work, and you are still encountering problems with your downspout, the next step should be to see if a repair could fix the issue. Before replacing your downspouts, let us take a look to see if there is anything we may be able to fix up. We are trained professionals, with years of service in this industry and we may be able to help you out. With our knowledge and skill, we can make repairing your downspout a quick and easy solution to a problem that may not be as big of a problem as you thought it was.
One of the ways we fix a downspout is to patch it up. Because downspouts are usually Mae from a lightweight material, they are easy to work with. If the problem is a crease or dent, we can use our top of the line tools to try and smooth your downspout out so that it doesn’t create future blockage. If the problem is that your downspout has a small hole in it, we can usually use material to quickly and efficiently patch it up, making sure that no water will escape.
Having a functioning downspout is an absolute necessity when it comes to home-ownership. Properly working downspouts take water away from your siding and foundation so as not to cause leakage, mold or mildew or crumbling. Downspouts are a simple and cheap way to maintain the value of your home, by ensuring that water damage is not a future issue. If a downspout seems to be leaking or not draining properly, give us a call so that we can come out and assess the situation. Something as small as a leak could lead to some very big problems in the future and we want you to avoid those at all costs.