Spring is just around the corner and soon you’ll need to clear out your gutters to get ready for the rainy season. But while you’re clearing out leaves and debris, you might notice a few key signs that your gutters aren’t in the best shape.
Watch out for these four common signs that it’s time to replace, not just professionally clean, your home’s gutters:
- Your gutters are sagging. Icicles during the winter months are a common sign that your gutters are clogged. But, if your gutters are sagging and pulling away from the house, you’ll need to do more than clear your system of debris. Gutters only sag when they’ve become too heavy with water or ice and aren’t functioning properly.
- There’s water and mildew around your foundation. Your gutters are important for keeping water away from your home’s foundation. If you start to notice signs of water around the foundation, your gutters aren’t working. That water buildup can slowly turn into mildew and mold and can end up damaging your house if it isn’t taken care of.
- There’s water damage beneath your gutters. Speaking of keeping water away from your home’s foundation, you also want to check for water damage around or beneath your gutters. Water damage can look like mildew, water stains, puddles, rotting fascia, and peeling paint.
- Your gutters have cracks and splits. Your gutters need to smoothly drain water from your roof and direct it into the downspouts to work. Cracks and splits in your gutters can keep the water from sufficiently draining. This can cause water damage if left alone. In some cases, you might be able to repair your gutters rather than outright replace them. But larger cracks/splits might not be able to be fixed.
Where can I find gutter cleaning services near me?
K-style gutters have twice the capacity of their half-round cousins, but enough time and weather damage can still call for a gutter replacement. If your gutters are looking a little worse for wear even after you’ve had them cleaned for spring, it may be time for a new gutter installation.
NW Rain Gutters offers professional gutter cleaning services and gutter installations Seattle homeowners and commercial property owners can rely on. To learn more about our gutter cleaning and replacement services, contact NW Rain Gutters today.