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How to Find & Fix Gutter Damage

Most homeowners don't think much about their gutters until there is a problem or until it's time to haul out the ladder to clean them, but even what seems like insignificant gutter damage can lead the need for a roof repair, mold, and other issues.

You may spot gutter damage during routine cleaning or by watching for signs such as water pooling around the foundation. A better way, however, is to have an annual inspection performed by a qualified roofing contractor.

Since 1999, NMC Exteriors, a Minneapolis roofing company, has been a trusted choice for roofing inspections, repairs, and replacements and our highly skilled team can identify gutter damage and repair it before further issues occur.

Signs of Gutter Damage

Since most homeowners only clean their gutters every few months at the most, it's easy to understand how damage can go unnoticed. Signs to look for include:

  • Clogged Gutters
  • Water in the Basement
  • Sagging or Collapsing Gutters
  • Water Damage
  • Landscape Damage

What to Do Next?

A common mistake some homeowners make when they see such damage is to fix the damage but not the cause. For example, they will repair the water damage, but not address the issue with the gutters.

Even if you have the gutter repaired, it's important to have your roof checked. Gutter damage to your roof isn't always easily visible from the ground, so having a professional take a look is a good idea.

Roof Inspection 

NMC Exteriors provides thorough roof inspection services. We’ll show you the damage help you decide between a roof repair and replacement.

Repair vs Replacement

There are several factors to consider when comparing a roof repair vs a roof replacement including the age of the roof, extent of the damage, and roof repair cost. 

Fixing the Roof Leak

Getting the roof leak fixed as quickly as possible is a must. NMC Exteriors completes most projects in just one day, so your home will be protected. If your issue is the result of home insurance claim to prevent any delays in the claim.

Other Common Roof Problems

A leaking roof is only one of the many possible roof issues. Here are some other common roof problems that can be identified during a roof inspection or during a roof leak repair.

Pooled Water: 

Pooling water on your roof is a sign of sagging and should be addressed immediately.

Visible Punctures and Holes: 

Debris or hail damage can cause punctures, but it’s much more common for this type of damage to your roof to be the result of human error, such as during a substandard repair.

Cracking and Blistering: 

This is an example of roof damage that happens over time. A roof crack repair may require replacing a few shingles or it could be more involved depending on the extent of the damage.

Snow and Ice Damage: 

Snow and ice damage to your roof is extremely common in this area. It can start as gutter damage if water in the gutter freezes. No matter how it starts, it can lead to serious secondary damage if not properly addressed. 

Poor Maintenance: 

Regular roof maintenance is a must if you want to avoid preventable damage. NMC Exteriors is happy to give you simple roof maintenance tips during your inspection. 

Learn More about Our Highly Rated Minneapolis Area Roofing Company

When you need a new roof, inspection, or roof repair estimate, choose the trusted services of NMC Exteriors. Our quality work, superior materials, and courteous customer service has earned us many positive reviews and a reputation as one the area's best roof repair companies. Call today for more information or fill out our online form now to schedule a free consultation.

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