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5 Signs it's Time for a Replacement Gutter

Mar 11

5 Signs it's Time for a Replacement Gutter

When to replace gutters

Do you notice a leak in the gutters? Are they damaged by a fallen tree branch? Here are 5 signs it's time to get a gutter replaced.
If your gutters aren't working as they should, water from them can seep into the ground around your house. The water can seep into the foundation of your home and cause serious and irreversible damage.
But how do we know when our gutters aren’t functioning? Is it possible to determine when they should be replaced rather than cleaned?

Here are five big signs that it's high time to have your gutter replaced.

1. Gutter Cracks, and Splits
Check for small cracks when cleaning your gutters. These cracks may seem insignificant, but they can quickly escalate into major problems that can lead a serious water leakage. These leaks can eventually cause irreparable damage to the foundation of your home. This is especially true if your home is located in an area where temperatures are below freezing. When water freezes it becomes ice, and then expands in the crack in your gutters.

2. Gutter Rust
They may rust depending upon the material of the gutters. Some homeowners think that gutters made from galvanized metal will not rust. As the protective layers on the gutters begin to peel, the metal is eroded by the water.
Look out for orange spots to determine if your gutters have rusted. These areas are located near your gutters joining your home. To prevent further damage, it is important to replace gutters immediately you spot signs of corrosion.

3. Your Home Has Mold and Mildew-Flavour
Your gutters protect the foundation of your home. If your gutters don't function properly, you might notice pools of water around the home.
Another sign is the sudden, strong odor of mold and mildew. You may have a bigger problem than you realize. This could indicate that mold may already be growing in your home's foundation.

4. Sagging Gutters
When gutters get too heavy, they can sag. This could indicate that the gutters need to be cleaned. It could also mean they need to get replaced if they have a lot of water.
In severe cases, your gutters could pull away from the house. You have a good chance your gutters are not working as they should.

5. Peeling Paint on Gutters
Many gutters are equipped with a protective coating that allows them to withstand severe weather conditions. You might notice some paint flecks that are peeling off your gutters. This is a sign that water or ice has penetrated the protective coating.

Call Top Roofers Lawrenceville for your Gutter Replacement


Top Roofers Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville, GA

(470) 720 5161