Insufficient hanging supports
Gutters should be adequately supported along their length to maintain their shape and prevent sagging. If you notice the absence of hangers at regular intervals, it indicates a deficient installation.
Gutters that are installed with a nail, (spike and ferrules) should be updated with gutters that attach with screws and hidden hangers.
Sagging or pulling away
Gutters that are sagging or pulling away from the house will not be draining properly and could potentially fall off.
This can be caused by outdated hangers, improper installation, damaged fascia, or just from plainly being worn out.
New gutters typically will be trouble free for 20+ years if they are properly maintained.
Rotten Fascia Boards
When gutters fail to effectively direct water away from your home, excess moisture can accumulate near the roofline.
This can cause the fascia boards to rot.
These signs often indicate serious gutter or roof problems.
If you notice water dripping from your gutter corners it could mean that your gutter seals are worn out.
Repairs should be considered to avoid fascia rot.
Plastic and Vinyl Gutters
Plastic gutters may seem like a great option due to the price but prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause the plastic gutters to fade in color, become brittle, and lose their structural integrity.
We do not recommend installing plastic gutters on your home. Seamless gutters are the best choice and investment for your property.
If you have non aluminum gutters, such as galvanized or painted steel, the presence of rust is a sign of deterioration.
Replacing steel gutters with aluminum is a cost effective solution that will ensure years of trouble free gutters.
Dents and Improper Installation
Dented and improperly installed gutters can take away the beauty of your home.
New gutters are the secret touch that makes a home look great.
Bad Gutter Alignment
Gutters need to have a slight downward slope towards the downspouts to facilitate proper drainage.
Having your gutters drain properly is key to having a long lasting gutter.
If your gutters are nearing or have exceeded their expected lifespan, it is advisable to consider replacement. Most traditional gutters made of materials like aluminum or steel last around 10-20 years. Gutters can last up to 25+ years if installation was up to par and they are maintained properly.
Significant damage to the gutters, such as cracks, holes, or extensive rust and corrosion, may warrant replacement rather than repair, especially if the damage is widespread or affecting the gutters’ functionality.
If you find yourself constantly repairing your gutters due to recurring issues like leaks, sagging, or loose connections, it might be more cost-effective and practical to invest in a new gutter system that offers improved reliability.
If your current gutters are consistently overwhelmed during rainstorms, causing water to overflow or pool around your property, it might be necessary to upgrade to a larger gutter system with a higher capacity to handle the water runoff.
If you are planning a significant home renovation or addition, it could be an opportune time to install new gutters that complement the updated aesthetics and ensure optimal water management for the expanded structure.
If your current gutters are failing to effectively direct water away from your home, resulting in water damage, foundation issues, or other related problems, it is crucial to consider replacing them to safeguard your property.
If you wish to enhance the appearance of your home or update its exterior, installing new gutters can contribute to the overall visual appeal, especially if you choose a style and color that complements your property’s design.