Your gutters play an important role in protecting your home. For such a small system, your gutters do an incredible job of directing water away from your roof and foundation, preventing expensive water damage in the process. The best part is that they can last for decades. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, including the gutters that have been protecting your home for years. Although gutters are made to last, they aren’t indestructible, and they will need to be replaced eventually. Here are three signs to watch out for that suggest your home may be due for gutter replacement:
- Sagging- If you see that your gutters are sagging and pulling away from your home, it means that they are heavily weighed down. It could just be that your gutters are full of water because they are clogged and need to be cleaned out, but sagging gutters are a sign that your gutter system is not adequate for your home, and you may want to consider replacing them with a system that is more effective.
- Holes- This is a no-brainer, but if there are lots of holes in your gutters, they won’t be able to do their job properly. In some cases, you can repair the holes, but if the holes are large and there are a lot of them, your gutters are not in good condition, and it will be more worthwhile to start fresh with gutter replacement.
- Rust- Old gutters tend to rust at the bottom, and this is a problem because rust is not reversible. If you find that your gutters are considerably rusty, you may want to replace them before holes start forming and causing leaks.
If you have questions about gutter replacement, give us a call.