What is Gutter Repitching?

June 7th, 2016

Gutter RepitchingIf you’re a homeowner, the gutters of your home undoubtedly clog from time to time. However, if you’re finding that they are starting to clog and back up more often than usual, it might be time to have your gutters re-pitched.

If your gutters continue to clog, it’s most often due to the collection of debris, such as leaves and twigs. These build up which leads to any water the gutter collecting. In turn, the weight of standing water and other material puts more stress on the gutters, which can cause sections to sag or even come apart, pulling portions down in areas where water pools. This unevenness of the gutter only exacerbates problems, trapping even more debris and water and preventing proper drainage to the downspout.

That’s where repitching comes in. With gutter repitching, your gutters are refit and placed with a defined slope that ensures water will run down the gutter into the downspout and away from the foundation of the home. A roofer places small metal bars along the gutter, connecting them to the home and adjusting the gutter angle to help brace the gutter in the proper position for effective draining. By doing this, you will no longer put extra stress on your gutters.

Most gutters today are made of aluminum, a very light material. This means it is not only cheap, but can easily be manipulated as well. If your home is surrounded by trees, a simple windstorm could cause a ton leaves and twigs to enter the gutter and back it up and even deform the gutter’s shape. If the gutter were to be repitched, though, the leaves and twigs wouldn’t be as great of a problem as the improved angling and extra support ensures that rain and debris drains away effectively.

For all of your gutter needs, trust the experts at Roofing by Bruce. We offer gutter installation, repair and repitching services for homes in East Stroudsburg and throughout the Pennsylvania region. For more information on our services or to set up an appointment for your gutters, call us at 570-424-7250 today!

 

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