Your home’s gutters are one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior, offering a number of important benefits and purposes for your home, including curb appeal & resale value, but most importantly routing water away from your home, protecting it from water damage. Considering how important your gutter system is for the health of your home, it is important to ensure that the system is kept in good repair, and address any issues that arise within the system! Interested in learning more about the signs that your gutter system needs to be replaced? Keep reading below for the signs that you may have overlooked!
One of the most obvious signs that you need to repair or replace your gutter system is when you notice that your gutters are visibly sagging away from the home. Generally, if your gutter system is sagging away from the home, it can be interpreted as a sign that your fascia boards are rotting, and that the system will not be able to support any significant weight from a rainstorm or debris without breaking away from the home. Sagging gutters will need to be replaced as soon as possible!
Water Damage Below The Gutters
Most homeowners aren’t standing out in the rain to see if their gutter system is properly routing water away from the home. As long as the gutter system isn’t visibly damaged, you have no reason to assume that the system isn’t draining properly right?
However, if you’re curious about whether your gutter system is leaking, one easy way to tell if to wait until things have dried out, and then examine your home’s exterior for water spots below the gutters. You may be able to see signs in the mulch below your gutters, or if the overflow is significant enough, you may be able to find signs of damage on your fascia and soffit. If you’re trying to determine whether your gutter system is working properly, check for signs of leaks around the system.
Cracks In The System
Lastly, it’s always a good idea to take a walk around your home’s exterior and check for signs of damage to the gutter system itself. Oftentimes, small cracks may occur in the system that are hard to spot. Take the time to thoroughly examine the system for damage. It may be difficult to spot small leaks in the system, but over time they can end up causing significant damage to your foundation or your fascia and soffit boards.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in learning more about our team’s gutter installation & replacement services, or in any of our other roofing services, our team at Quinn’s Construction is ready to assist! Reach out to us today by giving us a call at (978) 957-1200 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your gutter installation & replacement needs!