Your gutters system if one of the most overlooked and underappreciated pieces of your home’s exterior. It serves a number of important services for your home’s exterior, including keeping your home protected from water damage by directing it away from your roof & foundation, as well as improving your home’s curb appeal & resale value. With so much to gain from having a well-installed and maintained gutter system, it is important to ensure that your home’s gutters are kept in good repair! If you’re interested in learning more about the signs that your gutter system needs to be replaced, keep reading below to learn about the signs you may have missed!
Gaps & Breaks
The first sign that your gutter system needs to be replaced is when you’re finding cracks and breaks in the gutter system itself. If your gutter system is breaking apart, water will be leaking out of the system where it can cause damage. If your gutter system is broken, you’ll need to replace it as soon as possible.
Water Trapped in the System
Another sign that your gutter system needs to be replaced is that your system is no longer draining properly. If you find that there is standing water in your gutter system, it means there is a blockage somewhere in the gutter system that is preventing your gutters from draining properly. If you don’t get rid of the blockage, water will begin pouring over the sides of your gutters, completely defeating their purpose.
Another sign that your gutters need to be replaced is that your system is sagging under the weight of the debris and water. If your gutters aren’t attached to your home properly, they won’t be able to withstand the weight of the water they need to redirect, which means they will sag and begin to leak. If you notice your gutters sagging, you’ll at least need a roofing professional to assess the system and add more support, if not completely replace the system.
Rust or Mold
Another sign that your gutters need to be replaced is that the system is rusting or full of mold. A rusty gutter system will quickly deteriorate and lead to moisture issues in your roof, foundation, or siding, while moldy gutters can pose health risks for you & your family!
Contact Us Today
Are you interested in replacing your home’s gutter system this spring? Our team at O’LYN Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to us today by calling us at (877) 289-6596 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your gutter replacement needs!