Your gutters play an important role in managing rain water runoff around your home. Gutters protect your siding and foundation from water damage, which is why it’s important that they are serviced regularly. However, in some cases, gutter replacement is the best option:
1. Cracks and Chipped Paint
If your gutters are cracked or chipped, you should consider replacing your gutters. Cracks in your gutters can lead to a number of problems, including water leaks. If your gutters are painted, look for signs of peeling paint, as this indicates that water leaks are eroding the layer of paint on your gutters. Damage from hail is also a common cause of cracking.
Rust either presents itself in the form of large brown blotches or orange speckles. In either case, rust is a sign that replacement may be your solution. Look for rust in the seams of your gutters. If you spot rust on the outside of your gutters, you can be pretty sure rust can be found on the inside as well.
3. Brown Spots on the Exterior
Browning of your home’s siding near your gutters is a sign your gutters aren’t doing their job. When it rains, water is not being properly diverted to the downspouts, and your gutter is either overflowing or leaking onto the siding. Overtime, more and more moisture is absorbed into the siding, causing it to rot. To avoid more damage, have your gutters replaced.
4. Section Gaps
If sections of your gutter lines are pulling away from each other at the fastening points, repair or replacement is needed. Sometimes, refastening can fix this problem, but other times, the issue lies in the installation and measurements, meaning the problem will return no matter how many times the segments are refastened together.
Contact us at Fentress Builders, Inc. for gutter replacement and remodeling services. Since 1967, Indiana’s families have trusted us for quality work and exceptional customer service. Serving in the Indianapolis area, we also perform fire damage repairs and roofing repair and installation. Call (317) 899-9381 today for more information.