Despite guttering being an integral part of the drainage system of our home, we often fail to lend it much thought. Negligence allows it to fall into disrepair and become ineffective, potentially leading to costlier issues later. Here are some clear signs to look out for that indicate you require a gutter replacement.
Cracks in your guttering
Cracks and splits in your guttering will allow water to escape and potentially cause damage to your walls. Water damage can be costly to rectify, and the solution will involve a gutter replacement anyway, so you might as well replace your cracked gutters before they’re allowed to cause damage that you’ll need to pay for later.
Rust on your metal guttering
If you can see signs of rust on the outside of your metal guttering, then there’s a good chance that it is rusted on the inside as well. Rust weakens the structure of your guttering and means that it’s more likely to break in the near future, so if you spot rust it’s a sign that your guttering is past its use-by date and needs replacing.
Guttering coming away from the wall
Guttering that is sagging or coming away from your wall is a sign that you need a gutter replacement or gutter repair service. If your guttering is not in the correct position then it will not be able to properly fulfil its function, and when your guttering is not fitted in a straight line then pools of water can form, causing potential damage to your roof and fascias.
Water damage and damp
If you notice signs of water damage to the outside wall of your property, or signs of damp on your interior walls, then faulty guttering could be to blame. Water damage will only get worse over time, so if your guttering is the cause, then it will be more cost-effective for you to invest in a gutter replacement sooner rather than later when the damage worsens.
By taking note of these signs of faulty guttering, you can stay on top of your home maintenance and potentially save yourself a lot of money through damage control. If you require a gutter replacement, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 470044.