Roofers: They're Number One

Here Are 3 Signs Your Gutters Need Replacing

Gutters are integral to the function of your home's exterior. They protect your home from water damage and provide a layer of insulation between your home and the elements. For this reason, it is vital that your gutters are in good shape. You may need to replace or repair your gutters if they show signs of wear and tear.

House Damage

One of the first signs that you may need to have your gutters replaced is when you notice damage to the house. For example, if you notice that the paint on the underside of your roof overhang is starting to peel or that water is starting to leak through the undersides of your gutters, you likely need to have your gutters replaced. You may also notice signs of rot on areas under the gutter. This can be caused by overflowing gutters, which cause rainwater to pool and sit on the gutter, allowing water to seep through the joints and destroy the wood.

Evidence Of Drooping Or Separation

Another sign that your gutters may need to be replaced is sagging or separating gutters. If the water in the gutter is not flowing, there may be a clog somewhere in the system. Your gutters likely need to be replaced if you notice that they are sagging at the ends or separating where they meet the downspout. A buildup of tree leaves and debris in the gutter over time can result in permanent damage to the gutter. A professional can inspect the system to determine the cause of the problem and install a new one if necessary.

Ground-Level Issues

When your gutters are overflowing or leaking, you will notice dirty splash marks on the bottom of your walls. This is a sure sign that water is saturating the ground below your home and could be leaking inside your home. In some cases, you may notice standing water in your yard or on your patio from a leaky gutter. If this is the case, you will need to have a qualified technician evaluate your gutter system to determine the cause of the leak.

If you notice any of the signs described in this article, it's time to have your gutters inspected. Gutter inspection technicians can determine the cause of the damage and make any necessary repairs. They will also inspect your downspouts and any extension gutters to ensure they are in good working order. And if you're in need of new gutters, they will be able to advise you on the best options for your home.

For more information about rain gutter installation, contact a gutter inspection technician. 

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Roofers: They're Number One

Who is number one on your list? We have to say that roofers are number one on our list. Would you expect anything else from people who write a blog about roofers? Probably not, but allow us to explain a bit more. While we have appreciation for a lot of different professions, we have really come to appreciate the balance of skills that roofers must hold. They need to know how to work with their hands. At the same time, they also need a lot of technical knowledge, and they need to be able to make some pretty involved mathematical calculations, too. Thank you, roofers.