Water damage to your home is inevitable and can lead to major issues with your home’s roof or foundation. Rain gutters are an important part of protecting home. They collect and redirect water away from your home keeping it from settling around the foundation of your home and compromising your structure. There are a few things to look for when you’re trying to decide if you need to replace your gutters.
Splitting or Cracking
Even the smallest amount of cracking or splitting can be a sign that it’s time to replace your gutters. It’s only a matter of time before those small cracks turn into bigger ones and the potential for damage increases. If you put off replacing cracked gutters, you could be face with damage to your home’s fascia board, shingles, or foundation.
Mildew or Pooling of Water
The main purpose of gutters is to push water away from the home and if you see water gathering or mildew growing, it could indicate that your gutters are not performing correctly. Whether they are clogged or defective, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible to avoid any further damage. If you’re seeing pools of water around the base of your home, be aware that your foundation could get damaged, leading to more costly repairs.
Sagging or Pulling Away from Home
Your gutters should never be sagging or pulling away from your home. This is the simplest ways to know if your gutters need to be replaced as you can see it from the ground. Generally, sagging or separation from the home can indicate that your gutters are holding a large and heavy amount of weight. Whether it’s due to improper function or significant blockage, these signs are a sure sign that you need a gutter replacement.
Gutters are the most subtle, yet effective, way of protecting your home from major weather damage. If you ignore damage or problems with your gutters, your home is likely to endure water damage that will be more costly and time consuming to fix. It’s best to act as soon as you notice that your gutters may not be properly doing what they are intended to do. At B&F Southern Solutions, we can replace or repair your existing gutter system, or install a brand-new system. We have a team of professionals that are ready to provide a solution to your gutter problems. B&F Southern Solutions is a family business with the commitment to solving problems for homeowners in Corsicana, TX and the DFW Metroplex. Give us a call today to get an estimate for gutter repair, replacement, or installation.