5 signs it’s time to replace your gutters
If you are like most people the last thing you want to do is climb up on your roof and clean out your gutters every year but gutters are actually one of your first line defenses against water damage & if left ignored can cause a wide variety or problems to your home. Sometimes however, even with regular maintenance your gutters will need to be replaced.
Here are the top 5 signs that your gutters need to be replaced:
1. Old Gutters
Sometimes there is just no way around it, and sadly due to the housing boom of the 90’s most homes have gutters between 15 & 20 years old, which isn’t a problem on its own, but if the gutters have not been cared for properly it’s probably time to replace them do to compiled damage.
Or pulling away from the house. When gutters sag or pull away from a home they may not be doing their jobs properly, water can pour onto the base of the home creating rotting fascia or even destroying the homes foundation! Here are a few helpful tips if your home has already received quite a bit of water damage.
After years of use it isn’t uncommon for a gutter to leak, sometimes these leaks can be repaired through patches but depending on the extent of damage there may be no way to patch the holes.
4. Mold or Darkening of the color
At the base of the home these two things are clear indicators that water is finding its way onto the the base of your home, the first thing to check is that the water spout of your current gutter is facing away from the home directing water away from walls.
5. Paint chipping
Or wearing away- outdoor paints on and around gutters are created to handle extreme conditions but when you see it start to chip away this usually means there is standing water that is getting under it and causing it to bubble and rot away. Meaning there could be much larger underlying problems also taking root.
Here at K&P roofing we know the signs of when to replace gutters and we have the experience you need to install new ones. We provide you with efficient service, knowledgeable sales people, expert workmanship with your satisfaction guaranteed. We are the exclusive distributor in Louisville for Raindrop Gutter Guard Systems. We offer copper gutters in the K style seamless system or the half round system with the option of the standard or round downspouts.
We provide a large selection of styles and colors on our seamless aluminum gutter systems. Your gutters will be manufactured onsite to provide a system custom made for your home and to protect against scratches and dents associated with transporting large sections of gutters.
We also provide several options in gutter cover systems. This will eliminate the leaves and debris from clogging your gutters and prohibiting the natural water flow of your new or existing gutter system.give us a call or drop by the office for a quote today!