Gutters might not be on the top of your home improvement list. However, gutters play a key role in keeping water off your roof and preventing water and mold damage. It’s important to keep your eye out for characteristics that signal you need new gutters. Here are the top signs that you need new gutters.
- Sagging – If you notice that your gutters are beginning to sag and are pulling away from your house, it’s time to get new gutters. Sagging indicates that your gutters are full and heavy, meaning that they aren’t flowing and functioning properly.
- Cracks or Splits – Cracks and splits are obvious signs that you need new gutters. Even if there is a slight crack or split, it should be addressed right away. A small crack can quickly turn into a large crack, and result in water damage.
- Water Damage – When inspecting your gutters, you should aim for a sunny day. On a sunny, dry day look for any water stains around your gutters. Water stains indicate that your gutters aren’t working properly and are allowing moisture into your house. If your gutters aren’t replaced sooner rather than later, it can cause severe water damage.
- Rust – Rust is a clear indicator that you need new gutters. If your gutters are galvanized steel, eventually the protected coating could wear off and rust can occur.
We hope these signs will help you indicate if you’re in need of new gutters. If you have any questions regarding gutters, and the services we provide, please contact us at JW Services Inc. of NC today!