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  • New downspouts for customers in the St. Louis Metro Area including Monroe County, St. Clair County, Madison County, Randolph County, IL and West & South County in St. Louis County MO

    Does water pool up around your home when it rains? Do you notice wet basement problems? Your problem could be the downspouts on your home that are supposed to carry rainwater away from the roof and foundation. Whether they’re clogged, broken or otherwise non-functioning, this can cause plenty of problems for homeowners in the St. Louis area. Shrum Roofing & Construction provides repair and replacement of downspouts for customers throughout the Metropolitan area. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of keeping water from ruining the roof and foundation of your home. With a wealth of experience, trust our staff for all your downspout repair and replacement needs!

  • What are downspouts?

    The downspout is the part of your guttering system that carries water from the roof to the ground and shoots it out away from your home. These are essential for proper drainage of homes. With proper downspouts, you may have water that pools up on your roof and around your foundation, which could cause leaking problems and water damage that could cost thousands to repair.

  • Common downspout problems

    While normal usage shouldn’t cause damage to your downspouts, they are at risk of being damaged by weather, children at play and other sources of impact. Here’s a complete list of some common problems that people have with their downspouts.

    • Downspouts don’t deposit water far enough away from the home
    • Downspouts can’t handle the volume of water
    • Downspouts are clogged
    • Downspouts have been damaged by weather
    • Downspouts have been damaged by impact
    • Downspouts have developed leaks

  • Downspout maintenance tips

    For proper drainage of your home, it’s vital to keep up with downspout maintenance to ensure they last as long as possible. Additionally, this can help prevent problems due to pooling of water around your roof and foundation, which could cause damage, costing thousands in repair bills. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your downspouts!

  • • Inspect and clean downspouts on a regular basis
    • Repair and replace sagging or loose fittings that hold the downspouts to your home

  • • Seal leaks right away
    • Make sure water runoff is not pooling around your foundation or on your roof

  • Do I need new downspouts?

    Are you noticing pooled water around your foundation? It may be time to replace your downspouts. Putting this off for too long could cause damage that will be costly and difficult to repair. Here are the signs to look for to determine if you need new downspouts:

    • Downspouts are falling off of the home
    • Downspouts have developed rusty spots that have eaten through the material
    • Downspouts aren’t sufficiently draining water away from the home
    • Roof leaks have developed
    • Foundation leaks have developed
    • Downspouts are clogging too often

  • Soffit & Fascia

    In addition to gutters and downspouts, we also provide soffit and fascia. We’ll custom fit your gutters and downspouts and provide soffit and fascia to match the gutters and fit seamlessly with the design of your home. Please contact us with questions or for more information!