When Should You Replace Your Gutters?September 22, 2017
Gutters play a critical role in preventing water damage by directing water away from your siding, windows, and foundation. While proper maintenance and regular cleaning can enhance the longevity of your gutters, eventually they will need to be replaced. In today’s post, Huff ‘N Puff, the premier provider of heated gutters, shares some telltale signs that it’s time to replace your gutters:
Cracks or Splits in Your System
Small cracks in your gutter system may not seem like a huge deal, but they will worsen sooner than you think. If the cracks are small enough to be repaired, hire a professional to do so promptly. Larger cracks may be beyond repair, requiring a gutter replacement.
Gutters should never pull away from your home. Sagging gutters are full of water, which is weighing them down and causing them to detach. In this case, it’s generally more efficient to install replacement gutters than to try to repair the sagging gutters.Debris build-up in your gutters causes water to pool in them. Prevent this from happening by investing in our quality Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system. This keeps leaves out of your gutters and allows water to flow unimpeded.
Water Pools and Mildew Around Your Foundation
Your gutters’ main purpose is to direct water away from your foundation. If you notice pools of water and mildew near the base of your home, this probably means your gutters are not working properly. Call your trusted gutter contractor to inspect your system. Clogs can be easily repaired in most cases, but other types of damage are more serious and would require replacement.For innovative gutter solutions, look no further than Huff ‘N Puff. We can install quality gutter systems on your home and bolster your home’s protection with our Gutter Helmet gutter guards. Call us today at (855) 483-3678 to request a quote.