Gutter rust is a common problem that most homeowners have faced at some point. There are several reasons why it happens, ranging from pollen buildup and galvanic corrosion to thermal fluctuations and poor gutter maintenance. Rust can compromise your gutters’ draining performance, but is there actually something you can do to fix this particular issue?
There Is a Possible Solution
It would be much better to stop gutter rust from developing in the first place. Regular gutter cleaning, proper maintenance and gutter cover installation can all make a huge and positive difference to your gutters’ condition and performance. But since it already happened, the only thing left is to try and fix it. And it actually is possible to fix rusty gutters. First, remove the surface rust from the gutters using sand paper or a wire brush. Then, coat the sanded-off sections with a good, waterproof primer to seal them.
But There’s Also a Much Better One
Of course, that only works if rust has affected only a small area of your gutters. If the corrosion has already spread throughout the system and has, in fact, created holes, then that’s a different story. As a temporary solution, you can have those damaged sections removed and replaced with new ones until you can schedule a complete replacement from the trusted gutter and roofing company in the area: American Roofing & Construction, LLC.
You can count on us for superior gutter replacement services in Wake County. We offer seamless gutters in two sizes (five inch and six inch) to accommodate various rooflines. If you’re unsure which gutter size you need, our professional team will be more than happy to go over them with you, take measurements and walk you through their customization. If you want something other than aluminum, we also offer high-quality seamless copper gutters.
Request Your Gutter Quote Today
American Roofing & Construction, LLC specializes in roof repair and installation, but we can also handle your gutter replacement needs. With our exceptional seamless gutters, we’ll help you keep a sturdy and damage-free home all year round. Call us today at (910) 964-0114 or at (919) 917-2118 to schedule a gutter evaluation. You may also fill out this contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Southern Pines and Raleigh, NC.