Many homeowners dont realize what an important role gutters play in their homes exterior. Having a proper gutter system prevents build-up of water on the roof while also transporting the water away from the home keeping it both dry and protected. When a roof needs to be redone, homeowners often spend a lot time deciding what kind of roof to install without ever considering the state of their gutter system. Left unaddressed, damaged or aging gutters can wreak havoc on your home. But how can you tell if your gutters are beyond repair?
Here are three signs that your gutters need to be replaced:
1. Water continuously pouring out of the joints or drop out. This will cause the frequent overflow of water and pooling around the foundation of the home and may lead to flooding and foundational cracks.
2. Gutters no longer hang level or appear to sag. Joints have deteriorated, brackets are broken, and overall wear and tear is visible.
3. Holes, rust, or bubbling on the interior or exterior of the gutter. This is often an indicator of an aged unit that is no longer effective at moving water through the system.
Keeping an eye out for these three warning signs will help you determine when a gutter replacement is necessary. Fortunately a new gutter system can be a quick fix and easy to install when completed by a knowledgeable professional. Let the experienced contractors at Custom Installations replace your aging gutter system keeping your home safe from potential water damage.