Your home’s gutter system is one of the most important tools for your property’s protection against debris and water damage. When your gutter system functions properly it leads water away from your home and prevents foundation damage, pooling, and landscaping erosion.
Unfortunately, gutters are something that many homeowners take for granted and often require repairs and replacement due to lack of maintenance. If you know that it’s been over a year since you’ve cleaned out your gutters or even inspected the area of your home near them, you could have the need for a gutter replacement on your hands.
Here are five of the most common signs that it’s time to schedule a gutter replacement from Talbert Gutters.
Constant Fastener Replacements
Replacing a fastener that comes loose from your home every now and then isn’t a red flag that it’s time to replace your gutters.
However, if you find yourself constantly pulling out the ladder to reattach your gutter to the rim of your roofline, you may have a problem with your home’s fascia boards. Our specialists can come to you and determine if board rot is the root of your problem.
If so, a gutter replacement is necessary and will solve both your fascia issues and ensure that your gutter system continues to protect your home.
Your Gutter System has Separated
Your gutter system should always remain connected and allow water to smoothly drain from its funnels. However, if you’ve discovered water leaking from areas of your gutter system, you could have a crack or complete separation that breaks up your gutter’s continuous channel.
Visual Gutter Sag
Your gutters should never begin to sag under the weight of water. Sagging gutters often result in water being pitched out from the affected area and pooling up around your property.
If you notice pooling water or a glaring sag in your channel, then this is a clear sign that it’s time to upgrade your system and replace your gutters.
Mold and Mildew Near Your Home
Standing water near your foundation is a sign that there is something wrong with your gutters. If you notice mold developing around the area, this means that your gutter system has likely been malfunctioning for a while.
Before scheduling a full gutter replacement, we recommend that you clear out your gutters and see if the problem resolves itself. If pooling persists, you likely have a gutter issue that requires a repair or replacement.
Your Home’s Paint is Peeling
If your gutters are pulling away from your roof, the water they are supposed to collect could easily begin to cause damage to your home’s paint job. If you see that the paint around your gutter system has begun to peel, then it means that your gutter system isn’t doing its job.
Prevent further damage to your home by scheduling a prompt gutter installation from a local gutter replacement company.
Protect Your Home Today with the Help of Talbert Gutters
Talbert Gutters is Dallas-Fort Worth’s most trusted gutter specialist. We provide our clients with reliable and functional gutter replacements that match the visual aesthetics of their homes.