Gutters are exposed to all kinds of elements. Aside from its primary purpose of diverting running rainwater, gutters are also subjected to harsh sunlight, strong wind, and debris that gets lodged inside its pipes.
What are the signs that you need gutter replacement?
Here are some of the signs to watch out for that point out your need for gutter replacement.
1. There are cracks and splits on your roof gutters.
Small cracks or splits in your gutter can easily be fixed with some sealant. However, this type of damage to your gutter can eventually grow bigger, especially with heavy rain. If several sections of your gutter are damaged, it is time for a gutter replacement.
2. Your gutters are rusted.
If your gutter is made with galvanized steel, orange areas filled with rust means that its protective coating has gone off. This coating is supposed to protect the gutter from water and moisture, which reacts with the iron content of the gutter to produce rust. If you see rust, try to remove it by scraping it off. But since it doesn’t have a protective coating anymore, it is only a matter of time before it rusts again.
3. Your gutter fasteners are broken and rusted.
Gutter brackets or fasteners are the pieces of metal that lock sine types of gutters to your roof and function as a way to keep your gutters level. If some of these fasteners are broken, they can cause several problems to your gutter, including gutter flooding, overflowing, and accumulation of debris. You can usually repair these fasteners. However, if the problem persists, it may be pointing to a problem with the gutter itself.
4. You see peeling paint on your gutters.
While peeling paint is unsightly to see in an otherwise beautiful home, it can actually point out a problem on your gutters. Check the exterior paint of your home for any paint that has bubbled up or peeled away, then check the gutter section that is nearest. The peeling is usually caused by moisture coming from leaking gutters. If there is peeling paint in several areas of your home, consider replacing your gutters.
Gutters are not supposed to sag. If they do, that means they become too heavy or too full of water. Incorrect fall and accumulation of leaves, dirt and debris can cause sagging gutters. If your gutters are not functioning properly, it is time to replace them.
Replace Your Gutters with a Reliable Guttering System
The EASY FALL® Guttering system and installation services comes with a 25-year rust-free warranty and 7-year workmanship warranty. Our gutters have been developed to be low maintenance and also suit various roof types.
Functioning gutters are crucial in protecting your home from damage. If your gutters are not working properly, replace them with a guttering system that works. EASY FALL® Guttering provides a unique guttering system that prevents multiple problems common with regular gutters. We provide innovative gutter supplies for homeowners around the Sydney area.