Considering how important your gutters are to the condition of your home (specifically, in how they prevent water leaks and damage to your roof, exterior walls, and foundation), it’s extremely important to pay attention to their condition. Damaged gutters will need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Any damage experienced by your gutters will compromise their ability to do their job. The following are a few signs that you need to repair or replace your gutters.
Cracks or splits
If the gutters have cracks or splits of any size, they need to be replaced. Cracks or splits will allow water to seep through, causing leaks which can affect your home’s exterior or foundation. Even small cracks or splits should be addressed as they will most likely grow worse the longer they are ignored.
If the gutters are peeling or developing orange flecks (showing the beginning signs of rust), it can mean one of two things. Your gutters may be so old they’ve reached the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced. They could be having issues removing all of the water being collected leaving water present in them on a continuous basis.
Water pooling around the foundation
If you notice water pooling around the foundation of your home it means your gutters are not working as they should. Water damage to your foundation can be extremely serious and may mean your gutters are damaged or haven’t been properly installed. Repair or replacement will depend on the source of the problem.
Your gutters should not sag or pull away from your home. If they do, the water running down the roof may not collect in your gutters. Instead, it drips off the edge and down the sides of your home. If you notice your gutters are sagging or moving away from your roof then have them repaired right away. In some cases, you may just need to replace the fasteners on the gutters.
These are some of the most common signs your gutters are in need of repair or replacement. To schedule gutter repair or replacement in Boerne, TX, be sure to contact us at Quality Gutter Systems today.