If you live too long by the mantra “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to gutter maintenance, you may need to invest in new gutter replacement. Gutters are an important part of your home as they direct water away from your home’s exterior walls, windows, and foundation, preventing water from making its way into the interior of your home, causing cracks, foundation issues, and growth of mold.
Are You Wondering How To Replace Gutters?
Since gutters are pretty simple in design, there are a few major ways they can fail. While sometimes all it takes is a simple repair to get your gutters properly working, other times you may need to replace your gutters. Here are some signs that you may need to invest in gutter replacement:
- Sagging Gutters One of the easiest ways to inspect your gutters is to see if your gutters are pulling away from your home. Gutters should never sag or pull away from your home and if they do, you may need gutter replacement. One reason for sagging gutters is that the gutters are full of water and pulling away from the home due to all of the weight of water. This is a sign that water is not effectively channeling through your gutters and it could lead to more significant damage.
- Cracking or Peeling Paint The paint on your gutter can withstand typical wear and tear throughout all four seasons, however, if you notice orange flecks, a sign of rust, this can be a key indicator that water is present on a continuous basis. Cracking and peeling paint, as well as rust, can be sign that water is not being moved through your gutter and away from your home and can mean that it is time that you have your gutters replaced.
- Water Damage on your Siding If you look up and notice that there are water marks and signs of water damage on the side of your home, this can be a sign that water is overflowing due to clogged gutters. It is important to properly maintain your gutter system by keeping gutters clear and debris free. An alternative to gutter cleaning three times a year is to have a professionally installed gutter protection system added to your home. LeafFilter’s micromesh technology keeps out debris and channels water effectively through your gutter system and away from your home.
- Cracks or Splits in your Gutters If you notice small cracks starting to form, you shouldn’t turn your head. Small cracks will eventually lead to bigger cracks that can prevent your gutters from properly working. Cracks will lead to leaks, which may be resealed, however, it will likely be a recurring problem and the homeowner should look into seamless gutter installation.
Gutter Replacement by LeafFilter™
Having a gutter contractor handle your gutter replacement is advisable. You’ll want to ensure that the job is performed properly since gutters are an important part of your home.
Since LeafFilter™ installs on your existing gutters, we do not require the purchase of new gutters. However, if your gutters are in need of replacement, we can install new gutters when installing LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection to your home. Every installation of LeafFilter™ includes a free gutter cleaning, realignment, and reseal to ensure that your seamless gutters are properly working.
If you are unsure whether or not your gutters need to be replaced, LeafFilter™ will provide you with a FREE gutter inspection.