Reasons for a Gutter Replacement
Most homeowners don’t think about their gutters until problems occur. Instead of assuming that your gutters will always be in good shape you should inspect them twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall, to determine if any problems have developed. Knowing when to opt for gutter replacement from local gutter installers like those at Victory can be difficult, yet if you look for these signs, you’ll know that failure could be imminent. Our home improvement team will steer you in the right direction.
Sagging or Missing Sections
Sagging or missing sections are some of the easiest problems to spot as you don’t need a ladder to see them. Sagging systems mean your gutters are overloaded, while missing sections indicate you are leaving an area unprotected.
Leaks at the Seams
All seams should provide a leak-tight seal wherever there is a connection. Although you may be able to repair a loose seam or two on your own, repeated loose seams resulting in multiple drips and drabs require replacement.
Fallen Nails or Fasteners
Fasteners, screws, nails, and other pieces of hardware hold your gutters to your house. Every so often, you can expect a lost or fallen fastener after a severe storm, but if the problem keeps happening, the gutters themselves need to be replaced.
Water Damaged Fascia
Damaged roof fascia indicates that your gutters could have leaks, which constantly expose the fascia to water. Because of this situation, the freeze-thaw cycle causes additional damage in cold weather, while flowing water can dislodge the fascia.