Your gutters may not be the first thing you notice when you look at your home, but they play an important role in rerouting water from a storm. For that reason, it’s important to make sure your gutters are in good condition. Here are four signs to look out for that point to gutter replacement in the near future.
- Cracking. Cracks in your gutters mean that water has a chance to leak through, defeating the purpose of your gutters. Smaller cracks can usually be repaired, but bigger ones mean you likely need gutter replacement.
- Pealing Paint. Damaged gutters don’t get rid of all of the moisture that comes from rain, which can cause the paint on your home’s walls to peel away. If you’ve noticed your home’s outside paint job struggling, your gutters might be the reason.
- Standing Water. This sign might be the most obvious one. If your gutters are doing their job, there won’t be any standing water present due to a blockage. If you do have standing water in your gutters, it’s important to check things out to see if you need gutter replacement.
- Sagging. Gutters that are in top condition sit adjacent to your home, so gutters that are sagging or pulling away from your home’s edges are an issue. Without the proper maintenance or, if necessary, a replacement, sagging gutters could potentially lead to property damage later on.
Your gutters should be a helpful guardian against the potential damages that pooled-up rain can cause, so don’t put off getting a gutter replacement that will help you and your property. At Quality Home Solutions, we’d be happy to look over your gutters and help you assess the damage and possible need for gutter replacement, so contact us today.