Gutter failure needs immediate attention as it oftentimes requires repair or a full-on replacement. So it pays to be proactive and watch for warning signs. A well-maintained seamless rain gutter system usually lasts 25 to 30 years. But several factors can decrease the lifespan of your system. Expert Contracting, trusted roof repair experts, presents these signs that warn of impending gutter failure.
Cracked gutters defeat the very purpose of a drainage system and so need your immediate attention. It’s very easy to notice large cracks on dry, clear days but smaller cracks may only reveal themselves in a storm. You can get small cracks repaired but extensive cracking warrants a replacement.
Leaks and Separations at Seams
Gutters often suffer leaks and separations at the seams where two sections meet. Such failures always lead to damages inside and outside the home. Although roofing companies can mend gutter seams, Professionals like Expert Contracting recommend seamless gutters to prevent these problems from the very start.
Malfunctioning gutters can ruin even the most perfect paint job. Check your exterior siding for paint bubbles or peeling caused by excess moisture. Inspect the nearest gutter for leaks that cause moisture and peeling paint. If the peeling covers a large area, consider gutter replacement rather than repair.
Gutter failure allows rain to cascade over the home, completely unchecked. Exterior wood trims like window sills and door jambs can rot and fail to keep out the weather as they should. If it often happens, ask your roof replacement company for a gutter replacement.
Mold and Mildew
Downspouts usually end at least six feet away from the home. This prevents moisture from forming near the foundation. Mold and mildew in areas below ground due to moisture are a likely sign of damaged gutters. When they recur despite repair attempts, gutter replacement is the next logical step.
Expert Contracting can get your leaking or clogged gutter system working right again. We offer home improvement services for Williamsville and Clarence, NY, residents. Call (716) 508-3700 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.