Although you may not think about them much, your gutters actually play a vital role in protecting your home. Without your gutters to channel rainwater away from your foundation, your home would quickly succumb to serious water damage. In order to keep your home in good repair and prevent this damage, you’ll need to maintain your gutters well and replace them promptly when they reach the end of their lifespan. In this article, our team at Gonzalez Roofing- A Division of Gonzalez Painters and Contractors will go over three signs that it’s time for gutter replacement to help you know when to call our team.
- Pulling Away. One sign that it may be time for a full gutter replacement is problems with your existing gutters pulling away from the roof. If spaces appear between your roofline and the gutters, the most likely cause is rotting fascia boards. Our team will take care of any damage to your fascia as part of our replacement services.
- Cracks, Holes, or Rust. Another sign that you may need gutter replacement is a large number of cracks, holes, or rust spots on your existing gutters. While it’s possible to fix problems of this kind with sealant or flashing, the effort may not be worth it if there are too many instances of them. If there are more than a handful of sections that are cracked or rusted, then your best option will usually be to replace your gutters altogether.
- Sagging. A third sign that you need gutter replacement is improper pitch or sagging. If your gutters sag in the middle, water will pool there and spill over onto the ground around your home, rather than running down the spouts and away. This means that your gutters will not provide effective protection against water damage, which is why you should get them replaced if this happens.