- Avoiding Holes: When repairing seamless gutters, you have to look out for holes in the material. You do not have to worry about joints as with other gutter types, but holes can occur, especially in gutters that are many years old. There could also be cracks and other damage that can force the water to areas of the property that can be harmful for the foundation of the home. If you do see holes, you will need to patch them up quickly and efficiently to prevent further damage. You can patch it by using another piece of metal as the patch.
- Clogging: This is a very common issue with rain gutters and it can wreak havoc on the client’s property. Clogging can lead to rusting, cracks, and many more issues but it is easy to fix. Whether your clients have seamless gutters or regular jointed ones, you will need to manually remove whatever is causing the blockage and then see why it happened in the first place. Many times, there could be a buildup of leaves in the gutters or debris of different kinds that can easily be removed to unblock the gutter.
- Downspouts: Many times, issues with gutters begin with downspouts. If these are damaged or blocked, the water will not be able to flow easily away from the house, which can cause damage to the foundation of the house. It is important to not if the downspout allows the water to flow away from the house or if it falls onto another part of the roof. If it does, this will have to be remedied before you can replace the damaged gutters with new ones. If a downspout allows water to fall onto another section of the house’s roof, your clients could have issues with water leaking into the house. Take the time to advise them of this so that they can let you know if this is a concern.
When you have clients who want their gutters repaired, it is important to know the most common mistakes that can occur when attempting this. You need to be aware of how to use seamless gutter machines effectively to repair gutters that have already been installed and this means knowing the most common pitfalls. If you have a repair job coming up and you want to ensure that you are prepared for the job, we have some of the most common issues you want to avoid.