4 Signs Your Gutters Need Replacing

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Many homeowners forget to take care of their gutters regularly. In fact, a good deal of fail to realize the vital importance that gutters play in the protection of your home and roof. If you notice these signs, it may be time to replace your gutters.

Do my Gutters Need to be replaced?

1. Cracking Paint

The paint on the outside of your gutters is supposed to last the life of them. If you start to notice the paint is peeling or cracking, have a closer inspection at the outside of the gutter to see their condition. It’s generally a good indicator that you are going to need to replace them sooner rather than later.

2. Water in The Foundation

The absolute worst thing to find as a homeowner is water getting into the foundation of your home. This will lead to the destruction of your home’s foundation and extremely costly repair bills. The primary function of a gutter is to move water from your roof away from the foundation of your home. If you notice water pooling near the foundation, have a look-up and inspect your gutters. It may be a simple as a loose downspout or you might need to replace your gutters. We have emergency storage available for water damage and home flooding.

3. Sagging

Your gutter should be flush with the roofline, if you start to notice that they are starting to sag or fall a bit low, you should try and fix the problem immediately. Sagging gutters will allow water to get in between them and the siding of your home. If you see sagging, it can indicate that the system is full of water or debris and not draining properly, or the nails fixing the gutter to the roof are starting to fail.

4. Gutter Cracks

Whether you have a plastic or metal gutter, you should be looking out for cracking. Cracks will turn into large ones and this will allow water to ruin your home siding, foundation and fascia. If you cannot replace immediately, use something like Flex Seal for a temporary solution.

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