There are times when your gutters will just need to be repaired and times when you’ll need to replace your gutters. If you’re not sure if you need a gutter replacement or just a repair there are a few signs that will let you know, It’s Time For New Gutter.
Bent or Broken Gutters
When your gutters look like they’ve been through a lot, and are not functioning how they are suppose to, it’s a big sign that gutter replacement is in your near future.
Missing gutters is a problem that should not be left unnoticed. It can cause bigger problems with both the exterior of your home and your foundations. This leads to costly repairs if ignored.
Too Many Rust Spots And Cracks To Count
Rust spots and cracks can be repaired and hidden. Once you get some many it’s not worth the time spent fixing and caulking.
They’ve Been Repaired For Leaks Way More Than Once
After you repair the 4th or 5th leak, it’s a similar situation to the rust spots and cracks. You can only repair it so many times. More of a hassle than a way to save money.
Sagging Gutters/Pulling Away From Roof
Sagging gutters or gutters that are starting to pull away from your home are not only a hazard to your home but to you and your family as well. If sagging gutters are ignored eventually they will turn into gutters that are pulling away from your roof and that can lead to your gutters completely detaching from your home and falling off. When they fall of it’s hard to say what they will hit on the way down. It could end up costing your a lot more than if you’d repair or replace them when it starts to happen.
Homes that have a lot of trees around and hanging over the roof, tend to have a lot more problems with gutters. Branches and lots of leaves build up in your gutters and in roof valleys causing overflows, and clogging. Leaves retain moisture and cause your shingles to rot. This is letting you know something isn’t working right with your gutters. You might just need a repair or cleaning but if it’s gone on for too long it could be time for a new gutter system. Consult with a professional (such as Gutters & Guards)
Broken Fasteners can mean damage to your gutters. If gutters are left with broken fasteners for too long it can bend your metal gutters and cause irreversible damage.
Peeling Exterior Paint
Peeling exterior paint is your home telling you that you are having gutter problems. This means water is leaking behind your gutters and damaging the siding and fascia of your home. This can lead to costly repairs especially if water has seeped underneath siding.
Pooling water on your walkways in your yard is a big sign that your gutters are not working properly. Whether it be a clog or worse this needs to be taken care of asap. It can lead to slick spots during the winter.
This is a very dangerous and can lead to foundation damage. It also means you are having big gutter problems or drainage problems.
Gutters are a very important factor to keeping your home and your family safe. Take the right precautions to prevent leaks and clean your gutters at least twice a year. It will help your existing gutters last longer and prevent you from having to prematurely replace more expensive components to your home. If you’re still not sure whether you need replacement gutters or not, please consult with a professional such as Gutters & Guards, Inc.
For a free estimate on gutter installation, repairs or gutter leaf guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.
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