Why Should You Replace Your Gutters?
Determining whether to invest in repairing or replacing guttering to your property?
Below are some of the factors to consider when replacing gutters.
1. Cracks, Rust, Holes: A few of these can be fixed using some sealant and maybe a little flashing. But if you see more than half a dozen sections where this is apparent, then you may want to opt for all new gutters.
2. Missing or broken Brackets? These are the pieces of metal that hold your gutter to your roof and keep it level. If you can repair a few screws and brackets, great: but if these problems persist, the gutters themselves may be the issue.
3. Nails or screws on the ground. Sometimes, the nails or screws that fasten the gutter to the fascia can work themselves loose. Replacing them isn’t difficult; but again, repeated instances of this may indicate gutter wear.
4. Separated gutters. Guttering systems only function if they are fastened together in a continuous channel. If they begin separating from one another frequently, it may be time for a gutter replacement.
5. Gutters pulling away from the roof. If spaces appear between your roofline and your gutters, the fascia boards may be rotting. A gutter replacement will fix the fascia problems along with giving you new gutters.
6. Sagging or low pitched gutters. If a proper pitch is not maintained along your gutter system, the water will pool in certain sections and possibly spill over or worse, cause leaks. Consider replacing your gutters if you are unable to fix this problem.
7. Flooding. Water constantly overflowing from the gutter will cause issues with your fascia and also contribute to leaks appearing on the inside of the roof cavity.