Why do gutters need Re-pitched or Re-sloped:
Re-pitching your gutters is a relatively easy problem to spot and fix. Your gutters are installed on a slight slope (pitch) so that the water can drain towards the downspouts. Over time and stress, the hardware slowly pulls loose from the wood and the gutters may flatten out. Once this happens, the water will pool up in the gutter, because it can’t make it uphill to the downspout. Often times homes will settle in different areas, causing the gutters to lose slope. We see this happen often on porches. If your porch slab is cracked, your can bet your post support has lowered and caused the structure and gutter to fall slightly.
Neglecting your gutters will speed this process up, as the weight from the excess debris and water is a heavy burden on your gutters and hardware.
We do not re-slope old gutters held in by spikes or nails.
Reason 1: We often have to beat out the old nail if it still holding on with good bite. When we do this, we are prone to damage the gutter.
Reason 2: It’s a much better investment to get a new gutter than to pay to have an old spike/nail style gutter serviced. Newer gutters are held in by hidden hangers with screws. This updated style of gutter and hangers are much much better.
Remember, the avg lifespan of a gutter is 15-20yrs. Most spike/nail style gutters are older than 15yrs.
We pull the necessary gutter hanger screws out, then properly slope the gutter, then re-secure the gutter hanger screws.
Depending on the length of the gutter run, how high the gutter is, how difficult it is to access the gutter, we can reslope a gutter ~$40-~$200.