How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Gutters
While not a flashy or expensive investment, gutters are one of the important aspects of your home. They direct water away from your home’s exterior walls, foundation, doors, and windows, with the goal of preventing water build-up around the foundation and flooding in the basement. Cleaning out your gutters a couple of times per year can extend their life quite a bit, but even then, you’re going to have to replace them at some point. Here at RENCO Roofing, Arizona’s premier roofing contractor, we specialize in gutter replacement and installation. Here are some signs that it’s time for a new gutter system.
Gutters Are Pulling Away from the House
If you’re noticing that your gutters have begun to sag or move away from the roof, it could be time for replacement. You don’t even need to be on a ladder to notice this sign, and it could be an indication of water pooling in your gutters and failing to drain. A full, sagging gutter could also mean that debris is clogged up. The expert roofers at RENCO Roofing can evaluate your gutters to determine if it’s time for replacement.
Cracks or Splits
If you notice small cracks or splits in your gutter, it may not seem like a big deal, but these small cracks can quickly turn into large ones. It’s important to take care of these cracks as quickly as possible so that water can properly drain. If you allow the cracks to remain without fixing them or replacing the gutters, it not only damages the gutters further, it can also damage the fascia boards behind the gutter, the foundation below the gutter, and the shingles above the gutter.
Pools of Water Around Your Home’s Foundation
An obvious sign of malfunctioning gutters is pools of water forming around the foundation of your home. Because the main function of a gutter is to drain water away from your home, pools of water close to the foundation are an indication that they aren’t working properly. Pools of water can be attributed to a variety of different things, with some being a simple clog or a major defect in your entire gutter system. While little pools may seem harmless at first, if left untreated, they can cause major damage to your house’s foundation.
Peeling Paint on Your Gutters
The paint on your gutters is designed to maintain all seasons and types of weather. If you notice peeling paint or orange specks on your gutters, it’s an indication that water is present inside of them, meaning that they’re having drainage issues.
Trusted Arizona Gutter Replacement
In addition to diagnosing your gutters, the experts roofers at RENCO Roofing can replace your existing gutters with new ones. We offer both standard aluminum gutters as well as seamless gutters that don’t have any cracks. We’re a family owned and operated business that receives the majority of our new business from referrals, an indication that our customers trust us to complete their home renovation projects. Think it’s time for new gutters? Call us today for a quote.