Gutter and downspout installation & repair
Gutter and downspout maintenance and replacement is an essential, sometimes-overlooked part of roofing here Portland, Oregon. Though we Oregonians love the rain, it can be damaging, not only to the exterior of your home, but also to its foundation. Here, at SFW Construction, we will aid you in the process of choosing the correct gutters and downspouts for quality construction and installation with a focus on roof repair and home maintenance. These days, there are a lot of options for directing your rain water. Need to collect water for your garden this summer? No problem, we’ll help you install the proper drains so you can fill your rain barrels all winter long. Need to direct water away from your foundation? We have solutions for you! We can even help keep all those nasty Portland pine needles from filling up your gutters. Just let us know the problem and we’ll deliver the answer in a timely and concise fashion.
Downspouts are drainage pipes used to direct rain water from the roof to the ground in a manner that leads rainwater away from a building’s foundation. Obviously, rainwater pooling around the foundation of a building can be very bad. Downspouts are generally attached to the corners of a home but without working downspouts, rainwater will fall straight off the roof’s edge. This can cause flooding and other damage to the building. Undirected rain water will find ways into the foundation of any building through cracks or other seepage points.
Downspouts can become easily clogged when leaves, twigs, pine needles and other debris accumulate within the downspouts. This makes it difficult for the rainwater to drain properly throughout the downspouts.
Gutter debris should be removed twice per year. Running a hose through the gutters will reveal if there are any clogs in the downspouts. Downspouts can be removed from your home and thoroughly cleaned if necessary but upkeep is the key.
Contact us today for a direct consultation so we can help you select the best options for gutter repair, gutter replacement, and even installing gutter protection to keep your gutters and downspouts performing as they should!