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Downspout & Gutter Installation for the St. Louis Metro Area including Monroe County, St. Clair County, Madison County, Randolph County, Illinois and West County & South County of St. Louis, Missouri

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 many 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 the 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.

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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.

  • Don’t deposit water far enough away from the home
  • Can’t handle the volume of water
  • Are clogged
  • Have been damaged by weather
  • Have been damaged by impact
  • 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 the 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:

  • Falling off of the home
  • Developed rusty spots that have eaten through the material
  • Aren’t sufficiently draining water away from the home
  • Roof leaks have developed
  • Foundation leaks have developed
  • Are clogging too often
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Soffit & Fascia

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. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with questions or for more information!