Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Gutters

signs its time to replace your gutters

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Gutters

Maintaining clean and functional gutters is an important part of home maintenance. In this article, we explore the signs of when it’s time to replace your gutters, rather than just repair them.

Functional Signs that your gutters need replacing

While your gutters may look brand new, it is important that none of the following problems are occurring at your home, as this may be a sign they are not functioning optimally.

  • Water standing in your gutters is a clear sign that your gutters are not functioning correctly. Replacement or repair is required to correct the flow of water.
  • Gutters not draining entirely or evenly is another sign that your gutters may need to be replaced. We encourage you to look for signs of uneven water flow such as puddles of water, and listen for  sounds of water hitting the ground or sloshing.
  • Leaks into your roof can occur when there is a build-up of water that has eventually found its way into your roof. It is important to check for damage to your gutters and your roof in this circumstance.

Structural Damage to your Gutters

There are a number of structural problems that occur to gutters due to age, wear and tear or damage. Replacing these problems in your gutters can help to neaten the aesthetic of your home and ensure they are functioning correctly.

  • Rusty Gutters impact the appearance of your home as well as indicating that the gutters are no longer weatherproof protected.
  • Typically, homeowners are able to recognise wear and tear to their home’s gutters by inspection. Sagging gutters, clear gaps, dents or cracked gutters should be replaced.
  • Damage to your home’s exterior caused by an uneven flow or build-up of water can be caused by damaged gutters. In this instance, damage including damaged paint, rust or soggy or rotten wood must be replaced in addition to your overflowing gutters.

For more information on gutter repairs, call O’Boyles on 03 9998 2171

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