4 Signs That You Need New Gutters
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
One often overlooked area of home maintenance is your gutters. If your gutters are neglected, it can lead to more costly problems later on. This includes foundation problems, basement flooding, insect infestations, and more. Here are four signs you may need new gutters.
If your gutters are pulling away from your home or beginning to sag, this is an indicator of one of two things. One, that your gutters are not working properly, or two, that your gutters are clogged. Sagging gutters could cause damage to your home’s fascia board, trim, and roofline.
Rotted wood is caused by water leaking from the gutters. If you find rotten wood around your exterior trim, windowsills, or door jam, this could be a sign your gutters aren’t working properly.
Cracks and Splits
Small cracks eventually grow into large cracks. When cracks or splits begin, they should be dealt with right away. If you live in a climate that experiences lots of snow and ice, cracks and splits are more likely to be and become a bigger problem due to ice that may cause cracks and splits to become bigger.
Peeling paint by your gutters is a sign that your gutters aren’t being protected and moisture damage may have already occurred.