Though they are a small and subtle part of your home’s exterior, the health and functionality of your gutters can play a significant role in keeping your home protected throughout.
Gutters that are failing, cracked, or clogged can cause damage to your roof and everything under it. They can also lead to major water damage in the home that results in extensive and costly repairs.
So, prevent extensive damage well before it begins by looking for these indications it’s time to upgrade and replace your gutters.
Considering that problems associated with faulty gutters tend to increase and become more severe over time quietly, a gutter replacement is a project that should never be put on the back burner.
Standing water is an indication that there is a blockage in the gutter itself or the associated downspout. If the blockage is not evident or immediately obvious, it’s a sign you need to replace your gutters.
Gutters should be consistently straight throughout. A gutter that bows, sags, or looks like it’s being pulled away from home is a sign the gutters’ brackets may be loose. It could also mean the gutters themselves may no longer be structurally sound.
A visible crack or fracture in the gutter can cause excess water to leak onto your house or fascia. If this occurs too often, not only will small cracks grow into larger gaps, but these “hot spots” throughout the home’s exterior will be far more prone to leaks.
If you notice sections of your home where there is visible peeling paint, it’s a sign there is excess moisture on your home’s exterior, and that your gutters aren’t doing their job.
Gutters should effectively pull all precipitation away from the house. And when this does not occur, you can experience rot and leaks in the future.
Slight discolorations on your home’s fascia, downspouts, or other sections of the exterior can also indicate moisture damage. Look for mismatched colors in your home, as this is an indication it’s time for a gutter replacement.
Mold in your attic, basement, garage, or other areas of the home is a sign water is trickling into your house. Both costly and dangerous to your health, mold is a problem that should never be ignored. You need to address as soon as possible – in addition to the root cause of the mold, such as old gutters.
Cracked, shifting, and uneven foundation is a sign your gutters are directing water to one specific locale and that they are not distributing evenly.
Furthermore, this is often due to a faulty gutter that is not repelling or moving water correctly. And, if left untended, it can cause large and expensive foundation repairs down the road.
Remember, the health of your gutters plays an instrumental role in the health of your home! Keep a lookout for signs your gutters are failing.
Be sure to take steps immediately if there’s an issue. Because the sooner you act, the sooner you can ensure failing gutters won’t lead to costly repairs.
What Amazing Exteriors Can Do for You
While you are at it, why not talk to us about your siding, windows, and doors! We offer the highest quality products that will save you money in the long run. Whether you’re looking to refresh your home’s look, make it more efficient, or both we have a solution; and if we don’t, we’ll find it for you.
We’re proud to be a James Hardie preferred contractor and can offer our clients long-lasting and high-performing siding options.
James Hardie is, without a doubt, America’s most popular siding brand and utilizes expert technology like HardiePlank and ColorPlus that will keep your home’s exterior ready for anything and looking it’s best.
In addition to the top-quality James Hardie siding options, our team of experts can also assist clients with vinyl siding.
We like to think of vinyl siding as a simple and affordable “facelift” for the home as it comes in various styles, color options, and is low maintenance. Modern techniques have upgraded vinyl and made it a more attractive option for homeowners.
Whether you need a window replacement or a complete upgrade, we have tons of options! With a wide variety of styles like Bay Windows, Glider Windows, and Special Shape Windows, we have something for everyone.
Through our partnership with leading window experts Marvin we’re proud to offer state-of-the-art hardware and expert installation to enhance your home’s aesthetics while improving energy-efficiency and comfort.
We carry top-rated options from trusted brands, like Marvin, ProVia, and GlassExpanse to give you the best of the best in entry, patio, and sliding doors, as well as world-renowned storm doors that come with the purchase of an entry door.
Doors set the tone for your home and can make or break your curb appeal and overall function of the home. Learn more about the endless possibilities for customization and the impressive warranty of each product by getting in touch with our team!
Regardless of the products you choose and the job you have done, we’ll work hard to ensure it will save you energy, withstand the elements, and revitalize your home’s curb appeal.
Contact Us Today to Replace Your Gutters
So, have you noticed any of the above issues with your gutters? Even if you haven’t, it’s worth having a professional take a look because it might be time to replace your gutters.
Amazing Exteriors completes your home improvement needs with Rhino brand gutter protection. Rhino developed the system after years of research and experience in the gutter industry.
Rhino Gutter Guards uses this technology to create one of the most advanced gutter protection systems on the market today. Best of all, Rhino Gutter Guards are made right here in America.
Schedule a FREE in-home consultation with one of our experts today and let us install your gutters!