5 Signs Your Home Needs New Gutters Installed

5 Signs Your Home Needs New Gutters Installed

Think of your home’s gutters and downspouts as the unsung hero of your house. When installed correctly, your home’s gutters play a significant role in protecting against all forms of precipitation. Though they tend to remain out of sight and out of mind, gutters help prevent a plethora of moisture-related problems that could cost you a fortune in repairs.

If you are a smart homeowner, you have probably had Storm Guard Roofing & Construction out to your home to double-check that they are working properly. When well-maintained, a good gutter system can last years. As they say, however, nothing lasts forever.

So you have a better idea when your gutters need replacing, we’re listing 5 signs to look out for that will tell you if your home needs new gutters installed.

Seam Stress

As most gutter installation experts will tell you, gutters are most vulnerable at the seam where the two horizontal sections come together. Separations and leaks are common here, both of which manifest as headaches for the homeowner. If you notice seam separation, it’s a good idea to get an inspection from Storm Guard so we can gauge the extent of your gutter damage. Better yet, ask our team about seamless gutter solutions, which prevent problems like this from happening in the first place.

Cracking

Cracks in your gutters can cause leaks within your home, eventually damaging your roof, fascia, and other areas. No matter how large or small, cracked gutters can harm your gutter system. We recommend that homeowners walk around the outside of their homes for signs of cracking. Unfortunately, you might not be able to spot smaller cracks until it rains. If you notice that your gutters are cracking, your best option is to call Storm Guard Roofing and Construction for an inspection. Our team will assess your gutters to determine the best course of action, give you a detailed report of our findings, and provide you with options to fix the problem.

Rotting

Severely malfunctioning gutters can allow precipitation like rain to cascade over your home. When left unchecked, rot tends to set in, especially inside wooden elements like your home’s door jams and windowsills. With time, rot can seep its way into your drywall, resulting in damage to your home and even health problems. If you notice rot occurring, there’s a chance the culprit is your home’s gutter and drainage system. If you want to stop the rot, replacement gutters might be your best solution.

Peeling

Many homeowners are unaware that a faulty gutter system can ruin your home’s paint job. The next time you get a chance, walk around your home and look for paint that has peeled off or bubbled up from moisture. From there, check the condition of your nearest gutter. If your painted gutters are peeling, you most likely have a leak. If you have peeling paint in several areas of your home, you should seriously consider a replacement to your current gutter system. Luckily, Storm Guard Roofing and Construction provides free, no-obligation estimates on gutter projects that will help you pinpoint your peeling problem.

Mildew

Ever wonder why your downspouts end about six feet away from your home? The reason is moisture from rain and other forms of precipitation tend to accrue near your home’s foundation, which can eventually end up in your basement or crawl space. Over time, this moisture causes mildew growth, which is unsightly at best and unhealthy at worst. If you notice mildew growth, your gutters are probably damaged and need to be repaired or replaced.

Taking Care of Your Gutter Needs, One Job at a Time

We get calls every day from homeowners trying to fix damaged gutters. We’ve been down this road a time or two and know exactly how to handle gutter problems. Our team provides cost-effective solutions that correct our client’s gutter issues, and ultimately protects their home and family.

The end of your gutter worries begins with an estimate from Storm Guard Roofing and Construction of Austin TX. Our estimates are always 100% FREE and require no obligation on your end. If you notice any of the signs listed above, we’re only a phone call away from lending a helping hand!