Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Replacing gutters isn't typically at the top of our home improvement list. However, ignoring the warning signs that you need new gutters can be a dangerous risk. Clogged, old or poorly functioning gutters can lead to several types of damages, harming your home and costing you money. In order to prevent gutters from damage, you can install gutter coverings or look out for these signs that you should replace your gutters before they're too late. Here's what to ask yourself:
Are your gutters looking worn down?
If your gutters just simply look run down, they properly need some extra attention. Gutters that look rusty, cracked or worn are probably old or made of a material that doesn't have a long lifespan. Installing new gutters made of a longer-lasting material like Galvalume® steel can help better protect your home for years to come. Installing new gutters can also increase the property value of your house by giving it a simple but effective facelift.
Are your gutters detaching from your home?
If you notice gaps in between your gutters and your home or gaps in between the gutter connections, its time for new gutters. Gutters that aren't properly attached to your home are virtually ineffective and you'll need new gutters that better fit your home.
Is your gutter system more than 20 years old?
Most gutters systems will function properly for at least 20 years. Gutter coverings can help slow down the aging of gutters by reducing clogs, build-ups and cracks.
Is there water damage to your foundation?
If your plants are compacted by falling water, your soil is drenched or your foundation is stained, you may have bigger problems on your hands. Water spilling over your gutters can damage your foundation, cause erosion and lead to mold growth and water damage in your basement. The whole point of gutters is to direct water or melting snow on your roof away from your home, keeping your siding, fascia, foundation and more dry.
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you should give your home a gutter makeover. Give Metro a call at 1-844-386-0476, and we'll send an expert out to your property to inspect your gutters. We'll give you a free estimate and recommendations on how to improve your gutter system so you can protect your home and your investment.
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