Do You Need Your Gutters Replaced?
Gutters play a key role in protecting your home and surrounding landscape from water damage. Because of their importance, homeowners should ensure that their gutter systems are working properly at all times. However, despite their critical role, many homeowners may overlook common signs of gutter damage.
Between harsh Iowa winds and severe weather storms, there are several forces that can damage your gutter system to an irreparable state. As a homeowner, you should keep an eye out for common signs that indicate your home is in need of new gutters. Promptly replacing damaged gutters will allow you to sustain a safe and comfortable home for years to come. For fast and efficient gutter replacement services, contact Haggerty Windows & Siding today!
Signs You Should Replace Your Gutters
● Noticeable Breaks and Gaps
Gutters should appear sturdy and straight when properly installed on your house. There shouldn’t be any gaps or noticeable spacing in the system. If you see that your gutters are breaking and developing gaps in areas, contact Haggerty Windows & Siding for a professional gutter replacement service.
Cracks can cause water to fall through your gutters and onto your home’s siding or landscape. When too much moisture escapes the gutter system, your home’s foundation and landscape can wear down from water damage. Cracked gutters can also cause water damage to your roof and shingles. If you’re noticing cracks in your gutters, schedule a gutter replacement service as soon as possible.
● Pooling Water
Properly operating gutters will escort water away from your home with strong and consistent streams. If you start to notice water pooling in your gutter system, you may have a malfunction on your hands. Pooling water often indicates a blockage in your gutter system. A professional inspection of the system can help determine whether your gutters are due for repair or replacement.
● Sagging or Drooping
Gutters that dip and bend rather than appear consistently sturdy and straight are in need of a replacement. Sagging gutters often indicate there’s a malfunction within your gutter system. Sagging gutters can lead to your home experiencing severe water damage and roof deterioration. Don’t ignore any signs of drooping gutters—schedule a replacement as soon as possible!
● Chipping or Peeling Paint
Exterior paint should be able to withstand a variety of weather conditions, however, broken gutters can cause the paint to chip or peel. To prevent your exterior paint from appearing worn down and unappealing, be sure to replace your broken gutters as soon as possible. Not only will the new gutters better protect your home from water damage, but they’ll also help you maintain your home’s curb appeal.
● Mold and Mildew Growth
Excessive mold and mildew growth is another sign of damaged or broken gutters. When gutters don’t properly escort water away from your home, the moisture can cause mold and mildew to grow on your home’s exterior. To save your home and family from the harmful effects of this bacteria, contact Haggerty Windows & Siding for prompt and efficient gutter replacement services.
● Eroded and Overwatered Landscape
In addition to protecting your home’s foundation, gutters also save your landscape from experiencing too much water exposure. If you’re noticing your home’s landscape start to appear eroded and worn down, consider having a professional gutter contractor inspect your gutter system.
● Damaged House Foundation
If your gutter system remains on your home for too long, your home’s foundation can start to deteriorate and shift. Because the soil beneath your house can absorb the water disposed of by broken gutters, you should take the time to regularly confirm that your gutters are working properly. If you’re noticing your home’s foundation has started to deteriorate, inspect your gutter system to ensure that they’re not due for a replacement.
● Rogue Nails and Screws Around Your Landscape
When your gutters start to fall apart, the nails and screws that hold their sections together will fall off and onto your home’s lawn. Keep an eye out for any misplaced nails and screws as you work on your lawn and move around your house. If you’re noticing your gutter system is consistently losing these key pieces, contact the experts at Haggerty Windows & Siding as soon as possible.
Because your gutter system plays a major role in protecting your home and roof from water damage, you should always keep an eye out for signs of damage. Promptly replacing your broken gutters will save you from enduring a number of costly repairs down the road.
To start your gutter replacement service off with an estimate, contact Haggerty Windows & Siding today at 515-953-6999. We look forward to helping you maintain a durable and long-lasting home!