Your gutters play an important role in keeping your home safe from all sorts of damage caused by uncontrolled rainwater. When gutters and downspouts become clogged, water can seep inside the roof deck and damage the assembly from the inside, necessitating potentially costly repairs from a professional roofing contractor. The water can also get into the siding, staining the finish at best, or softening up the drywall at worst. Lastly, without a proper drainage system, rainwater can also flood basements and weaken your foundations.
Keeping your gutters in good condition is of utmost importance and repairing or replacing faulty parts must always be done quickly. But how do you know if it’s time to get new gutters? Let our expert contractors at TJ Exteriors explain the signs that you may be due for a replacement.
Increased Frequency of Repairs
One or two service visits from exterior remodeling and repair professionals per year shouldn’t raise any red flags. However, as your gutters near the end of their life span, you’ll notice you’re calling for repairs as frequently as once every season. Over time, the cost of these repairs becomes greater than a full-blown replacement so it may be more prudent to simply get new gutters instead.
Water Damage Anywhere
Your gutters are your primary water flow-handling system and if they fail, you will definitely notice symptoms pop up all around the house. These include mold growth on your walls, stains on your siding, sagging ceilings, moss on the roof, and other water-related problems. Call the experts right away if you see any of these problems in your home.
Sagging, warping and visible connection failures are all definite signs your gutters must be retired soon. Delaying a replacement could lead to bigger and worse problems requiring roof, foundation and siding repairs. Schedule a replacement at once as soon as you spot these identifying issues.
Our remodeling experts at TJ Exteriors can help you fix or replace faulty gutters. Call us today at (952) 466-6644 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free quote.