Roof Solutions have seen many failing gutters due to storms. Aluminum and galvanized gutters last up to 25 years and copper gutters can last up to 100 years. Gutters and downspouts are an important investment in your home. They can prevent a number of other issues, so it’s important to look at them. Walk around your gutters and check for rust, holes, cracks, sagging, and splitting.
5 Reasons to replace your gutters
- Seam Stress
- Peeling Paint
Rotting – Your window seals and door jams start to rot when gutters fail. This is caused by inadequate storm drainage. Check your nearest gutter damage. Check to see if they are pulling away from the roof, cracks, or holes. Rotting window seals and door jams could cause water damage to your drywall and make them unable to keep out Colorado’s weather out.
Mildew – Downspouts carry water 6 feet away from your home to keep mold and mildew away. Moisture accumulates near the foundation and finds its way to your basement. Moisture will cause mildew growth in/on your drywall. You can replace your drywall, but the issue will likely persist if you don’t replace the gutters/downspouts.
Seam Stress – Gutters are most vulnerable at the seams. Leaks and separation at the seams can cause other issues, like rotting, mold, and mildew. You may opt to replace your gutters if you have a seamstress.
Cracks – Have you ever tried to carry water in a bucket with a hole at the bottom? Seems kind of pointless. This is the same thing with a crack in your gutter. Cracks defeat the purpose of gutters. Gutters need to carry water away from your window seals, door jams, and foundation to prevent mold and mildew.
Peeling Paint – Peeling paint is caused by gutters pulling away from the roof. This causes water to run down the side of the home. This will cause the paint to peel from the trim and siding. Peeling paint means this issue has been happening for a while.
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