Gutters divert rainwater from your home to protect your property from water damage. However, they are not immune to damage themselves. After a severe storm or simply years of exposure to the elements, your gutters may sustain damage that requires replacement.
In this post, your local provider of aluminum gutters, Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY discusses indications that you need to replace your gutters.
Gutter cracks may be large and easily spotted or they may be small ones that you can only discover during a downpour. They can cause leaking that leads to water damage. Minimal cracks can be repaired, but huge ones are a good reason to consider replacing the whole system.
2. Seam Stress
Inspect the seams of your gutters, as these are the most vulnerable areas of your system. When it’s time to replace your gutters, we recommend opting for seamless gutters as these provide better weather protection.
If your exterior wall paint is peeling, you may want to check the condition of your gutters. If the paint on the gutter itself is peeling, there’s a huge chance of a leak. Clogged gutters can also cause leaks so it’s important to have a gutter filter or guard system that effectively filters debris out of the gutters.
Faulty gutters let rainwater cascade down your home. This not only causes peeling paint, but also rotting.
Mold and mildew in dry areas below the ground are likely caused by damaged gutters. Moisture buildup near the foundation can reach the basement. The best way to get rid of this permanently recurring problem is to deal with its root cause, which is damage to the gutters.
Replacing your damaged gutters ensures your home’s protection against bad weather. It’s also very helpful to install a gutter cap or Gutter Helmet® system to make sure that your gutters are not clogged. Doing so saves you time because you won’t have to clean your gutters anymore. At Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY, we are your leading provider of seamless gutters. Call us at (845) 245-258 or complete our online form for a free quote.