When you think about it, how often would you say think really think about your gutters? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably only think about your gutters when something goes awry. When it comes to protecting the integrity of your home, your gutters are more important than you think.
Here are six signs that you might need to replace your gutters.
After a heavy rainstorm, it’s not uncommon to see puddles of standing water. When your gutters are in mint condition, they direct excess away from your home’s foundation. However, when your gutters need to be replaced, you might start to see puddles of water close to the foundation, which then can leak inside.
Another sign that your gutters need to be replaced is noticing the paint peeling off the exterior of your home. If you notice any peeling or bubbling of the paint, then your gutters may be to blame. This is because the gutters have excess moisture that ends up pouring out due to it being full. You should only replace your gutters if the moisture starts affecting your house overall. If not, then a simple repair will do the trick.
If you start to experience basement flooding and you’re unable to find a viable source, your gutters may be the culprit. When water is unable to run off properly, it can start to pool around the foundation of your home and seep into your basement and crawlspace.
When gutters start to pull away from each other, it’s mainly due to a clog or being filled with debris. Specifically, the joints tend to come apart when the gutters have too much weight on them. It’s also worth pointing out that the caulk that’s used to hold the gutters isn’t very strong and can only hold so much weight.
Your Lawn is Dead
If you notice that the grass isn’t the same vibrant green color they once were, you might want to take a look at your gutters. Clogged or damaged gutters hold a lot of water that’s riddled with bacteria. This bacteria can kill both the grass and any plants it comes in contact with.
Mold and Mildew Starts Growing
Last, but not least, having faulty gutters can cause mold and mildew to start growing. When water is left to situate long enough, it can cause mold and mildew to form. These are very dangerous to your health and must be dealt with immediately so it doesn’t get out of control.
If you suspect your gutters are not working the way they should or need to be replaced, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for more information about what gutter replacement can do for you.
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