Tell-Tale Signs That Your Gutters Need to Be Replaced
Gutter systems are an important part of your house; by redirecting the water away from your home’s walls and windows, they prevent rainy days from becoming a major inconvenience. Even though most gutters can last for over 20 years if well maintained, you may eventually need to replace them. But, what are the signs to look out for?
Read on to learn how to assess their condition and decide whether it is time for new gutters.
Cracks and Splits
Cracks and splits in your gutters are typically easy to spot. Unfortunately, once a few cracks appear, they render the system useless. While smaller blemishes can be patched and temporarily repaired, it is advised that you schedule an appointment with a trusted roofing company so that an expert can advise you on what to do next.
When gutters start losing their protective coating, rust begins appearing around the areas where the gutter system is attached to the building. Rust is a telltale sign that your gutters need a replacement; once they start eroding, not only will they stain your walls, but they may also become a hazard.
The paint used on these structures is designed to withstand seasonal and natural wear and tear. If you have noticed your gutter’s paint peeling or bubbling, you may have a leak in your system. Like rust, peeling paint indicates that the protective layer has deteriorated, and you need a replacement before they disintegrate and cause major damage to your home.
To spot water damage, clean up your gutters on a dry, sunny day; this will reveal signs of water damage around your gutter system. If you find water marks, replace your gutters right away, as this could lead to serious humidity issues inside and outside your home.
Contact Us Today To Get Your Seamless Gutters Installed
Faulty gutters could lead to serious water damage to your Connecticut home. At Above The Rest Roofing and Siding, we conduct thorough inspections of your current gutter installation and provide top-of-the-line, innovative materials to replace your outdated system.
Contact us today for a FREE estimate, and one of our experts will help you pick the best option for you.