Determining Whether Your Gutters Need Replacement

how to tell it's time to replace gutters

How do you know when it’s time to replace gutters? When you get your roof inspected, you can expect to find minor problems that need repairs. If it’s coming from your gutter system, it must be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage. You’ll find that gutter damage varies for each home and can be caused by several factors that affect its natural wear and tear.

 

To determine how badly damaged your gutters are, and if you need to replace your gutters – here are some signs:

Cracked and Corroded Gutters

If you find cracks and corrosion on some parts of your gutters, it usually means you have water leaking and causing damage. Corrosion can also indicate the water-resistant lining in your gutter system has severely deteriorated, which means it’s time for a full replacement. It may also be caused by several factors, but you’ll need to work with a professional roofer to determine the exact cause. The team will also look for cracks on your home’s foundation, which also indicates leaking water from damaged gutters.

Read More: Loose Gutters: Causes and Signs

damaged gutters are a sign it's time to replace gutters

Seam Damage

The seams of your gutters are the parts where two horizontal sections meet. These are also some of the most susceptible to leaks and separations, which can lead to more damage to your home’s exterior and interior if not properly addressed. Gutter seams can be mended sometimes, but it may be better to upgrade to a seamless gutter installation system that lasts longer and requires fewer repairs!

 

Preventing Future Gutter Damage

Just like the rest of your roofing system, your gutters are exposed to different weather elements and conditions. They must be maintained regularly to ensure they stay in top condition throughout their lifespan. Any minor damage is also identified and addressed during maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about costly repairs that could have been avoided.

 


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