If you take care of your gutters, they will last for a long time. However, this doesn’t mean they will last forever. Your gutters experience a lot of wear and tear over the years and they do a lot of heavy lifting in order to protect your home against potential water damage. As a result, there will come a time when you’re going to have to replace your gutter system.
If your gutters do need to be replaced, you’ll want to do it the right way. Compromised gutters aren’t going to be able to do their job effectively, leaving your home more vulnerable to potential leaks and water damage. The following are three signs which indicate it’s time to have your gutters replaced.
1. Your gutters are pulling away from your roof
Your gutters are supposed to collect the rainwater which falls down the slope of your roof. The water then runs through your gutters and down out your downspouts. The whole idea is to prevent rainwater from dripping down the edge of the roof since this can result in water leaking through your home’s siding or windows. Water can even collect on the ground, where it can leak through your foundation and cause serious damage.
If your gutters begin pulling away from your roof, you’ll want to have them replaced. This can happen over the years as a result of the weight of the water putting pressure on your gutter system. Once they begin pulling away, they will no longer be able to collect the rainwater rolling down your roof.
2. Your gutters keep overflowing
Once rainwater collects in your gutters, it’s should be distributed away from your home. If your gutters are overflowing while it’s raining, the gutters aren’t doing their job. There’s a chance a clog has formed but if this occurs right after your gutters were cleaned it means there’s a more serious problem.
3. Your gutters are rusting or falling apart
If your gutters are visibly falling apart or beginning to rust, they are compromised and are likely going to begin springing leaks if they haven’t already. At this point, it’s time to replace them.
These are three sure signs you should replace your gutters. Contact us at Quality Gutter Systems to schedule a gutter replacement today. We can also install gutter guards, which will help prevent the buildup of debris that often results in clogs. We can also install leaf protection, which will help prevent the buildup of leaves and debris in the gutters and downspouts.