It’s rain and storm season here in Nebraska. How will your gutters hold up? The average lifespan of aluminum gutters is 20 years, but depending on weather conditions and proper maintenance, it can often be less. So how do you know it’s time for new ones? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 signs it’s time to replace your gutters.
Cracks or Holes
This one may be obvious, but if you see cracks or holes in your gutters, it’s time for an upgrade. When gutters have cracks, water can’t properly be diverted away from your home, which can lead to serious issues down the road.
Gutters need to be seamlessly connected in one continuous channel in order to work properly. Separated gutters allow water to sneak through and end up where it’s not supposed to be.
If you’ve repeatedly replaced fasteners to reattach gutters that are pulling away from your house, it’s likely that your fascia boards may be rotting. It’s time for new gutters (they’re likely warped) and fascia boards.
If gutters are installed with an incorrect pitch, water ends up pooling in certain areas. This will cause water to spill over your gutters and, like we mentioned before, can cause serious damage to your home if not addressed. In this case, it’s time to replace your gutters. You can read more about sagging gutters here.
Cleaning out your gutters season after season is a huge pain. Upgrading your gutters and installing gutter guards, like the ArmourGuard Micro Mesh Gutter Guards, means no more cleaning your gutters, ever.
Gutters play a critical role in protecting your home from expensive water damage. If you think it may be time for an upgrade, schedule a free inspection and estimate with one of our team members today!