Do gutters cause fascia to rot?
When it comes to your gutter and fascia repair, roofers are generally taken care of by your local roofers when damages or signs of advanced age have occurred. This is because both are considered to be part of the roof and apply professionally to the roofing industry specifically. Most roofers, in that case, are generally trained to spot problems in fascia and gutters as well the training required to take care of them. Gutters have the task of managing the brunt that comes from rainstorms and foul weather. Fascia both keeps the gutters secure and seals the interior of the attic to some degree.
Every so often in the lifespan of your home, you will see fascia repair or replacement. Generally, the cause tends to be from issues arising in old age or problems regarding your gutter. One of the dominant ways fascia boards rot is by being introduced to excess moisture or having water run over and around them. This tends to happen when there is a roof leak or the gutters get overstuffed and water is allowed stream into the space between the gutter and fascia board. The case can also be that the drip edge on the gutter is either damaged or not capable of handling the natural load sufficiently. When it comes to gutter and fascia repair, trust a local business in Branford, CT. Amity Home Maintenance Solutions can apply fascia repair fast and efficiently to your home when you call 203-390-7399 today to schedule your appointment.
Why is water dripping between gutter and fascia?
As mentioned priorly, the general suspect when it comes to leaks happening in the fascia is the gutters or the roof itself. Normally, your roofer can catch the causation of a leak before it becomes damaging when allowed to do regular roof inspections. We suggest after particularly bad storms or hail storms to have your roofer come out and apply a roof inspection. Fascia repair tends to be the result of a problem that builds up to due to water being allowed a sufficient amount of time to break through the defenses your roof has. However, we at Amity Home Maintenance Solutions also understand that a fascia leak can be from a sudden event which is why in either regard we offer fascia repair to fix the problem and keep your roof looking stunning from above as well as below. The process we undertake for removing a rotted board goes as:
- Taking down the gutter
- Removing the nails
- Removing the rotted fascia
- Bonding the new boards onto the troubled spot
- Check for other spots or hazardous issues
- Applying a fresh coat of paint
Your house is in good hands when you work with us in and around Branford, CT. When letting the problem fester, your roof can sustain further damages from the problems simply hindering your fascia boards.
How do you know if your gutters need cleaning?
There are several signs to indicate your drains need cleaning in order to keep the edges of your roof and the fascia boards themselves in fantastic condition. When paying some attention to your gutters, a large amount of damages at the edges of your roof and underneath it can be avoided. Keep watch for signs like:
- Nests or unnatural build-up
- Gutter sagging
- Birds begin to congregate in your gutter
- Siding begins to stain
- Rainwater overflow
- Piles of leaves and debris fall from your gutter
Normally, the pileup on your gutters is an indication they need a good cleaning in order to avoid fascia repair. The consensus among roofers is that regular cleanings of the gutters are essential in keeping your home sturdy and your roof lasting. Further problems can develop when you do not clean your gutters or have members of our team do it professionally like damage to the nearby shingles. For whatever covers your roof whether it be shingles or metal, it can suffer when being introduced to standing water and debris for a prolonged period of time.
Are gutter guards worth it?
The answer to that specific question is dependent on the elements your home takes on every day and which roof guard you choose. Before modern roof guards became sturdier and better developed, they would be an unnecessary reason as to why many roofers have to repair gutters and commit to fascia repair at the same time. While they are a good guard against debris, they tend to help in the buildup of rainwater along the edges of a homeowner’s roof and can if not strong enough will do more harm than good. Modern roof guards however have less of those problems, while in some they may persist, they can be a good way of keeping your gutter clear of debris like leaves and broken shingles. The best way to know is to question your roofer during the next visit or contact us at Amity Home Maintenance Solutions. We provide multiple services to homeowners in and around Branford, CT. Call 203-390-7399 today to schedule your gutter and fascia repair.