3 Signs That Gutters Need Replaced.
3 Signs that gutters need replaced. It’s one of the bigger questions we can ask ourselves when we are faced with a gutter problem. Gutters are the biggest smallest helper on protecting your home from unwanted repairs. Like everything eventually they will need to be replaced. This always depends on where you live (because of the amount of rain or snow you receive), and how much upkeep you’ve done.
Gutters typically last for 20-30 years depending on upkeep, and material. We have a few different tell-tell signs that will let you know that your gutters need to be replaced.
1. The biggest sign that shows you that your gutters need to be replaced is numerous holes, cracks, and rust spots. This can accumulate from years of wear and tear. Patching holes in your gutters can only last so long and when you gutters get so old there is nothing you can do anymore. Most gutters are not seamless if the house is older so the seams of the gutters will have leaks and rust spots in them.
2. Gutters that flop and bend. This happens when gutters have had to support heavy weight of snow or water. Sometimes we can’t help the ice dams that can happen (there are ways to take care of it but it’s going to happen) So if this starts to happen, it’s best to replace them before they fall of your home which can cause more damage if they hit anything.
3. Mold and water stains on the façade. This could mean either that there is a clog in your gutters ( one that has been clogged for a while) or the there is a leak in them that is toward the inside of your home and is causing this. It’s best to take care of this immediately because if you let this go on too long you will have to replace more expensive materials.
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter 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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