Full Service Rain Gutter Maintenance
Gutter Inspection and Clog Removal Consider your home's location to decide how frequently your gutters should be cleaned. If there are a lot of trees around your house, your gutters will tend to get clogged more easily. On the average gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, preferably in spring and fall. If you plan only one cleaning, it's most practical to do it in the late fall after the trees have shed their leaves. When you call Mayes Roofing for a gutter cleaning we can also perform a full inspection of your gutters for common issues such as corrosion, bird nests, leaf and debris build-up holes, dents, sagging and leaking areas, and missing, loose or bent hangers or spikes.
Ice damming can be a common issue with gutters. Refreezing of melted snow at the roof overhang in a "dam" can trap water under shingles or other roof finishing layers, causing leaks through roof deck joints and nail holes. Heat tapes can aid in the prevention of ice damming and keep your gutters working properly, but insulation and attic ventilation problems should be addressed first to minimize the problem of ice damming. Snow guards can also be attached to a roof in a pattern used to prevent snow sliding from the roof in a sheet onto the ground. These are used on steep sloped roofs and metal roofs. Snow guards come in a variety of sizes, shapes and material. They are available for every type of roofing material along with its respective application and range widely in prices. They can be very helpful in keeping snow and ice from dislodging and sliding off the roof and damaging the gutter.
Our Rain Gutter Work is Guaranteed
All labor, workmanship, installations and prep work is warranted by Mayes Roofing to be of the highest quality, and will meet or exceed industry standards as well as all zoning requirements. Please refer to your written warranty for more details.
Signs Your Rain Gutters May Have a Problem:
- During a rainfall, you hear water slapping the ground and you see water pouring over the sides of the gutter.
- Paint peeling or corroded wood on the exterior walls of your house.
- Leaks or cracks of foundations and/or basement walls.
- Driveways and walkways sinking or rising.
- Mold or puddles of water forming around the outside of the house.
There are many reasons that gutters can malfunction the most common are blockages or the gutters themselves not being properly aligned when installed. If left in a state of disrepair then leaks or cracks in foundations or basement walls can develop or worsen in the winter and if gutters don't properly handle the water coming off the roof, it can seep into and damage the overhang known as the soffit and the fascia which the gutters hang on. They also attract pests because when water pools in the gutters, mosquitoes breed and when water seeps into the woodwork, the wet wood can attract termites.
We Repair or Replace
Gutter terms can be confusing. If you are considering repairs, then you can expect to have to consider such concerns as a revised downspout placement, the use of additional downspouts, a possible increase in gutter size and/or downspout size, and screening options to complement the gutter system. Our Project Estimator will go through all of your available options and help you cut through the confusion so you can make an informed decision before you begin your project on whether to repair or replace gutters. If you need to replace parts; we will also call siding manufacturers and retail contacts to make certain that we can match existing gutter, downspout and accessory parts in the same color.
If you're interested in having rain gutter work done to help protect your home investment then call us at 630-362-4758 today for a free in-home consultation and estimate or simply complete the Contact Us Form today and schedule an appointment to have one of our professionals come and take a look at your property and provide you with a free estimate.