4 Things To Consider When Replacing Gutters
Gutter replacement can be a quick task but if you’re replacing older gutters that are on an older home or a new-to-you home, there are a few other things you need to consider as a homeowner.
Is the current size of gutter the right one?
Have you noticed when it rains that the water is overshooting the gutters or around the area where the valley run off goes water is going everywhere? This is from an improper gutter size. To learn more about the appropriate size for your home please visit our previous post about k-style gutters. It’s also important to remember that if your homes style is more suited for a half round gutter that those gutters will hold a lot less water than a k-style.
This is important to think about. So you’ve had white gutters on it all along. Did you know what we offer over 18+ different colors of gutters? If you want your gutters to match your trim to blend in. Not stick out like a sore thumb, this could be a great option. To learn more about the color options. We provide please visit a recent blog. We posted on choosing a gutter color or our services page to view all of the options. If you’re looking for the same gutters, simply choose the profile that best matches the original.
How’s the roof look?
Usually when you replace your roof the gutters are replaced at the same time since they need to be removed while the replacement takes place. Although you may not need to replace your roof, it’s already good to check and see the condition of your roof. This can go the other way as well. If you are looking on replacing your roof and you have some flexibility in your budget, check the status of your gutters. If you notice a large amount of shingle grit in your gutters it can point to needing a new roof.
What about the fascia?
This is another important place to look at whenever you are thinking about replacing your gutters, especially if your gutters have been on the down-turn over the past few years and had lots of leaks. Fascia rot can really affect your gutters. Think of it this way, if your wooden fascia is rotten and it becomes soft this allows for your gutters to pull away from your home. And if it goes unnoticed then your gutters could potentially fall off your home, damaging your new gutters.
An extra thing to think about is how often do you clean out your gutters? Are you finding a large amount of debris in your gutters? Investing in gutter guards can cut the amount of time spent cleaning out your gutters. It won’t completely eliminate the need to clean out your gutters at least once a year but it will save you a lot of time. Learn more about the gutter guards we offer.
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.