Gutter Repair & INstallation in Louisville, KY
Providing Louisville Roof Drainage Solutions for 10+ Years
Sometimes we don’t notice problems until they are staring us in the face, and unfortunately, this tends to happen with rain gutters. These long pipes that border our houses often go relatively unnoticed until the rain starts pouring down. Before you know it, the accumulated water that rapidly collects from blocked, cracked, or incorrectly installed gutters will begin draining into the edges of the roof, or even gushing along the base of your house’s foundation.
This is why Elite Roofing proudly offers gutter repair and installation in Louisville. Neither of the resulting scenarios is pretty—you will either end up with a leaking, oozing roof, or a washed-out, flooded basement and foundation. In some unlucky cases, you might end up with both, and then you are truly in some deep water.
Do Your Gutters Need Attention?
The best way to avoid these terrible situations is by taking initiative and calling your local roofer. If you need gutter repair or installation in Louisville, Elite Roofing is the team to call. We can help you with:
- Unblocking downpipes: Rainwater downpipes, also known as drain spouts, downspouts, or roof drain pipes, are tubes that conduct the flow of water away from the main building. If your downpipes are obstructed by rotten leaves, collected mud, small stones, and any other muck, they will no longer direct rain away from the house but allow it to flood throughout the building. We can provide gutter guards and leaf guards that keep the downpipes clear and protect the normal flow of water.
- Repairing cracked or leaking joints: Just a small crack or hole in the exterior of your gutter or wedge in the gutter’s joints can lead to a large leak, which entirely defeats the purpose of the gutter in the first place. Our Louisville gutter installation team can replace the entire unit if the crack is extensive or recurs in multiple locations.
- Gutter cleaning: While it may sound obvious, the best way to avoid blocked gutters is by having them regularly cleaned. Dirty, overfilled gutters are overburdened gutters. The more gunk that fills up the pipes, the more likely it is that they will become strained by weight and liable to crack. Additionally, proper cleaning will reduce mold and algae that gather in these moist pipes, leading to further damage of the gutter’s integrity. Such rigorous cleaning is difficult to accomplish without the right tools, so it is best to let one of our Louisville gutter maintenance experts handle this for you.
Contact us today to receive an expert evaluation for all of your Louisville gutter installation, repair, and maintenance needs.
Why Are Gutter Systems Important?
Despite the fact that raindrops seem insignificant, large amounts of rain can unleash a shocking amount of water onto your property when multiple raindrops combine into one. As little as half an inch of rain can collect 300 gallons of water on a 1,000 square foot roof! As a result, the water on your roof will collect during a storm, and it needs a place to go. Despite the slope of your roof, the collected water will need a durable, well-built gutter system to transport it to where it can be disposed of safely.
Gutter Repair in Louisville, KY
There are many ways to damage gutters: ice buildup, tree branches, clogs, debris, etc. Among the most common gutter repair issues we see are rusted, rotted, sagging, leaking or pulling away from the roof itself. Our services include downspout repairs, downspout extensions, downspout repairs underground, and installation of bird spikes and heat tape (to prevent ice dams). By taking care of minor repairs as soon as possible, you can prevent them from becoming major problems.
What Is the Most Common Problem With Gutters?
The most common problem with gutters is clogging due to debris such as leaves, twigs, and other organic matter. These can be prevented by regularly cleaning your gutters and downspouts or installing a gutter guard system to keep debris out.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Gutters?
Deciding whether to repair or replace your gutters can be a tough call for most homeowners that don't work in the roofing industry. We always suggest having a professional take a look and better explain to you the options you have available. For the most part, if the issue is huge and you already have an older gutter, it would be best to have replacement. This will will help you save more money in the long run.
How Often Should you Replace Your Gutter
Gutters should be replaced every 20 years on average. There are some cases where the gutter may need replacing sooner from a poor installation. Similarly, a gutter may last even longer than 20 years with proper maintenance. Another factor in determining when a gutter needs to be replaced is the type of gutter. A gutter made from copper material can last a very long time. To help make an informed decision about your gutters, be sure to check in with a local gutter installation company.
The Importance of Gutter Maintenance
Prepare for the worst beforehand, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble in the long run. Installing rain gutters properly the first time is always the best option, but our roofers will also make sure you receive careful, regular maintenance to provide absolute safety when the rain starts falling.
It’s always better to be prepared than having to regret something in hindsight. As our Louisville gutter maintenance experts at Elite Roofing know, taking initiative and resolving a potential issue before it becomes a major problem is the best way to avoid being flooded in your own home.
How Often Do Gutters Need to Be Cleaned?
From years of experience working on gutters, we suggest to have gutters cleaned two times a year. Possibly more, and this will vary depending on your type of home and its surroundings. To be sure, it is always best to reach out to your local roofing maintenance experts to help you evaluate your roof.
Why Choose Elite Roofing For Your Gutter Service in Louisville, KY?
Your home or business will run more smoothly and efficiently with the help of a professional general contractor. What do you do when you have so many options to choose from? Elite Roofing makes it easy! We provide outstanding service and quality craftsmanship at fair prices. We have been serving the community since 2009 and have thousands of satisfied residential and commercial customers. We believe that good service is about building trust, communicating regularly with our customers, and not just about installing roofing and gutter products. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to work on your home or business.
For professional Louisville gutter maintenance, repair, and installation services, call (502) 443-9232 today.
Very Time Considerate
Pointed out potential areas for improvement.- John H.
No Mess Left Behind
Upon completion, Michael returned for a quality inspection to make sure the area was clear of stray nails and to make sure work was completed as outlined.- Julia P.
Workmanship Is Outstanding
Call them today if you want honesty and quality work done in a timely manner.- Donna T.