How the Wind Can Cause Damage to Your Gutters

A light, pleasant wind blowing at the side of your house may seem like a pretty benign thing. Most homeowners don’t really stop and think about what the wind could do to their gutters. Unfortunately, even a light wind brings with it leaves, twigs and other debris, which can end up in your gutters. If left unchecked, it will eventually lead to clogs and could even cause damage to your roofing system and necessitate a call to your local residential roofing contractor. Here are some of the ways the wind could spell trouble for your gutters.

Gutter Damage

Strong Winds

Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first. If you have old or poorly installed gutters, then strong winds may be too much for them to handle. If a strong wind catches your gutters at an awkward angle, it could cause them to get ripped off the side of your house. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. Simply make sure that your gutters are securely fastened so that they can withstand even hurricane-level winds.

Clogged Gutters

This is the most common type of gutter damage that the wind can cause. As mentioned before, the wind brings with it all sorts of debris. Even if you don’t live in a wooded area, this could still become an issue. To prevent clogs, it is always a good idea to hire a gutter and roof maintenance company to clean your gutters for you at least once each year.

Metal Fatigue

Metal fatigue is exactly what it sounds like: a weakened condition induced in metal objects caused by repeated stress. Metal fatigue mostly affects the screws and nails holding your gutters in place. To prevent your gutters from detaching from the side of your house, be sure to check the metal components holding them in place regularly. 

Looking for a trusted roof repair and installation company? Then, look no further than Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. Give us a call at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment with us today. We serve residents in Central Point, OR, as well as its surrounding areas.

Schedule a Consultation

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Operating Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

Monday - Friday

Service or Repair Calls:
7 Days/Week

Related Content

siding installation helps with pest control

Keep Bats out of the Attic with Professional Siding Experts

negotiating with a home seller to replace a roof

Tips for Negotiating with a Home Seller for the Estimated Replacement Costs of a Roof

Client Reviews

I just wanna give a shout out to one of your guys who jumped out of vehicle to help me push my van out from 62 onto coker Butte this morning awesome job and thank you so much..

Linda Marie Eppler

No hassles, no stress roofing contractor.

We've worked with a number of contractors over the years doing home improvement projects and I can say that, without question, working with Pressure Point was about as easy as it gets.

Everything about the project, from sales all the way to final inspection, went like clockwork and without a hitch.  They delivered more than they promised, on time and within budget.   We could not have been happier with their personnel, products and services.  Highly recommended!

Steven Belsky

I've changed my review from a 1 star to a 4 stars. Matt Stone got right on a pretty poor job done installing a skylight. He had his guys remove the skylight, move it, repair the roof and inside ceiling to its original state, paint it, repair some external trim that was damaged, and all within a few days after talking to him about the multiple problems. It was really an eyesore from the inside. I'd give a 5 star if this had been done well the first time. The skylight just didn't fit the space I first wanted it and was told it would. More communication about the potential problems might have allowed this to be done right the first time. But, Pressure Point Roofing gets 5 starts for making amends and correcting a pretty ugly problem, very fast! Thank you.

Linda Brown

I needed someone to come out to take a look at a leaky roof. I contacted Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. and they came out the same day. They gave me a quote to fix the problem and I agreed to their terms. It was about 4PM and I knew they closed at 5PM but they stayed and fixed the leak at no additional cost. I was very happy and impressed. Would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Pressure Point Roofing for earning our families trust. Will definitely be doing business with you again.

Dan LePari

Wouldn't be good if I didn't think the best of my own company right?!

Matt Stone

Excellent experience, prompt and professional estimate, showed up on schedule (actually a day early) and did a thorough and complete job. All personnel were professional,polite and great at their jobs. Would recommend to anyone.

Karen Teliantyler-Tyler

I am so happy I chose Pressure Point to replace my 40-year-old roof.  The crew was professional, efficient, and answered all my questions, addressed the few concerns I raised, and made me feel comfortable, trusting them with such a big project.  I couldn't be happier with their work and the look of my new roof.

Mary J Griswold

Partners and Awards