Gutters have a much more important purpose than just keeping the rain from pouring on your head when you leave your home in a thunderstorm.


are all about water management and protecting the roof, siding and foundation from undue damage during bad weather.

When rain hits roofing in Arlington, it is not dispersed like it is when it hits your lawn. Instead, it concentrates into a torrent at the edge of your roof. Where does it go from there? With old or damaged gutters, water either flows straight down to the home’s foundation, saturating the soil and contributing to cracks in the foundation, or pools in and around the gutter, causing the wood fascia to rot.

Signs your gutters may need replacing include:

  • Water isn’t draining from the gutters.
  • Gutters pulling away from the fascia.
  • Water flowing over the sides of the gutters during a rainstorm, rather than flowing through the downspout.
  • Stains, rust or peeling paint on your home’s siding.
  • Water pooling in the grass below the gutters.

One common source of problems that often goes undetected is loose or missing spike and farrows (traditional gutter fasteners) that cause the gutters to sag and leak. This usually occurs because the contractor who installed the gutters merely poked the spike and farrow through the fascia board instead of through the rafter tails. Attaching a spike and farrow to fascia board is like putting a nail through drywall, and is asking for trouble.

The solution? Have your Northern Virginia gutters replaced using modern technology. This means choosing heavy-gauge gutters (rather than a thin-gauge aluminum gutter) and having them installed with screw-in hidden hangers instead of spikes and farrows. It also means hiring a certified contractor that will install your new gutters properly the first time.

At Roofing & More, we like to say that when we install your gutters, you can do chin-ups on them. The gutter system we use is exactly that – a system. From the heavy-duty hidden hangers to the special commercial sealant we use, it’s the system and the expertise of the contractor that matters. For more information and to schedule a free estimate, call [company_number] today.