When it comes to your gutters, it’s important that you first determine if you need a repair or replacement. After all, correctly determining which of the two you need can help you save a significant amount in the long run. One of the ways you can determine this is by examining your gutters. However, doing so involves more than giving it a cursory glance. There are actually some things you should ask yourself while you’re conducting your assessment.
In this post, gutter contractors from Advantage Seamless discuss the questions every homeowner should keep in mind when inspecting their gutters.
Is There Continuous Overflowing From Your Gutters During Storms?
A continuous overflow of water from your gutters can prove problematic in the long run as it can compromise your home’s structural integrity by damaging your foundations. With that in mind, should you notice this occurring, it’s likely you’ll have to replace your gutters since the system you currently have can’t cope with large amounts of rain water.
Are Nails Sticking Out From Your Gutters?
If you notice nails or other parts of the system sticking out, then it’s important that you call a professional as soon as possible for repairs. Depending on the severity of gutters’ problems, however, it’s possible that you’ll have to replace them.
Is There Plant Growth or Animal Infestation?
On the other hand, if this is the problem you’re facing with your gutters, then a repair or replacement may not be necessary. In fact, all you’ll need to do is give your gutters a thorough cleaning. Remove any debris that can be encouraging plant growth or animal infestation with a wet-dry vacuum or gutter scoopers. If you’re unsure of doing it on your own, you can always call a gutter cleaning service like Advantage Seamless to get the job done.
Are There Visible Damages?
Visible damages like cracks in the gutter or the gutter itself pulling away from the home are causes for replacement. This is because the cracks will likely prevent your gutters from diverting water away from your home as well as they should, while gutters that are pulling away from your home can completely separate and crash in your yard if it can’t take the weight of the rainwater any longer.
Turn to Advantage Seamless for your gutter maintenance needs. We are your number one provider of seamless gutters and gutter guard installation services. Fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Baxter, MN, and other nearby areas.