Gutter systems can last many years if maintained and checked at regular intervals. However, there will come a time where a part of, or all of your guttering will need to be replaced. New gutters can be a costly exercise, and by looking out for the signs that you may need a new guttering system before any serious damage is caused to your home you can save time, money and stress.
Are your gutters beginning to sag in places or fall apart? This could be caused by blockages to the gutters, but could also be deterioration over the years and weaknesses appearing at the joints.
Pools of water
After periods of rain, do pools of water still collect around your home in odd places? Even when there is no rain, is water collecting on pathways around your home? Water pooling is a sign that your gutters are not working as they should do, and water is finding its way outside of the downpipes and guttering.
Paint peeling off guttering
Paint peeling off pieces of guttering, and water and rust stains appearing down the sides of your home are pretty compelling evidence. It demonstrates that your gutters require repair and possible replacement. If you spot these changes, call a professional gutter repair specialist who can assess your home and repair where necessary.
Mildew appearing on gutters
Mould is a sign that something is wrong in your building. If you start to see mildew appearing, it could be caused by clogged gutters or water damage. Look closely when cleaning your windows for tell tale green and black spots. Mildew and mould are detrimental to health and should be addressed as soon as discovered.
If you spot any of these signs, it’s recommended to call out a gutter repair specialist as soon as possible to nip any small gutter issues in the bud, before they turn into more significant building issues which can prove costly.