Homeowners don’t like to hear that things need to be replaced on their home. But gutters are an important part of your home and they’re necessary for your home to function properly. They help direct rain and melted snow away from your home. If your gutters need to be replaced, it’s best to do it right away because the problems these can cause can cost you more money in the long run.
Signs You Need New Gutters
Cracks & Splits
If you see a small crack, keep in mind they can grow over time, and they typically grow fast especially in a climate like New England where the weather causes water to freeze and thaw constantly. As ice expands, it will force the splits to open wider. If you see any large cracks and/or splits they should be taken care of right away.
The Paint is Peeling
Peeling paint isn’t the most attractive look on a home, it can also cause a problem within the gutters. If you have a steel gutter, the paint is used to help protect the gutter from rust from water or moisture. If you see this paint peeling, rust could be next.
You see Rust or Orange
Not every type of gutter will rust, but if your gutters are made or metal or steel then this could be an issue. If you see rust or any orange this means that the protective coding is coming off, and you should replace your gutters.
Water/Mildew Around Foundation
When gutters are functioning correctly, they will carry the water away from your home and foundation so if you are starting to see a puddle of water there that means the water isn’t carrying the water away. You can tell that this is happening if you clean your gutters on a warm and sunny day. If you see any signs of rot, water stains, peeling paint, or mildew these are all signs that your gutters need to be replaced.
If your gutters are starting to sag this is a clear sign that they need to be replaced. Gutters start to sag when they become too heavy and can’t hold water anymore.
Taking care of your gutters will save you money with your home’s maintenance and upkeep down the road. If you have questions about your home’s gutters or if you want to schedule an appointment then call us at 857-389-5284 or contact us on our website.