No part of your home should be neglected, least of all your gutters. A working gutter prevents water damage and prolongs your roof’s lifespan, so it is vital that you’re always on the look-out for telltale signs that you need to replace your gutters.
Here are some signs you should watch out for:
Cracks are an indication that your gutters are headed toward further damage. Cracked gutters can only mean leaks, and leaks are bad for your entire house. If you see cracks in your gutter, it’s time to call the roofer. Ignoring the problem will only lead to more expensive repairs later on.
If you notice paint peeling near your gutters, you can assume that it is due to water damage from leaking gutters. Call your roofer to come inspect your system and suggest the appropriate solution.
Stress at the Seams
The most vulnerable parts of the gutter are the seams. If you see stress marks in this area, expect that leaks are inevitable if the problem is left unresolved. Protect your house, siding and the rest of your roof by dealing with this issue as soon as possible.
Rotting and Mildew
Mildew and rot in your gutters mean that the system has sustained serious damage. Most likely you’ll need to replace your gutters if you notice this issue.
If you see these signs, a gutter replacement may be cheaper and the safer route in the long run than trying to repair your system. Contact us in Edina, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, MN for your gutter and other roof-related needs today. Call us at (612) 255-5608 – Woodbury or (952) 444-9888 – Farmington.