The gutters on your home can last for decades with good maintenance. When you begin to notice that your gutters are sagging, or the water coming off your roof isn’t draining, it’s time to have your gutters inspected. You may be able to have certain parts of your gutters repaired without upgrading your whole system. When your gutter system is no longer functional or has many areas of rust, you probably need a system upgrade.
There Is Rust In Your Gutters
If your gutters are made of galvanized steel and you can see rust, it’s time for a gutter upgrade. Rusty gutters are going to crack and not drain water away from your home as they should. Rust means that your gutters are deteriorating and you should invest in an upgrade.
Check For Leaks In the Rain
The best time to inspect your gutters is when it is raining outside. You check for leaks when it is raining, and look for areas where water is pooling up. If you find areas of water in your gutters that have pooled up, you may need to have your gutters graded again. While gutters can last 20 to 40 years, good maintenance is still necessary to allow your gutters to work efficiently. When your gutters leak, it’s important to identify why to determine if your gutters can be fixed or need to be replaced.
Have Your Gutters Inspected
When you find signs that your gutters are not working well, have your gutters thoroughly inspected. The problem could be an easy fix, or you could need to have your gutters replaced. If your gutters are clogged, a good cleaning can take care of the problem. If you have large areas of your gutters that are pulling away from the home, leaking or cracked, it is probably time for a complete replacement of your system. Your gutter system has a big job and should be checked once or twice a year to make sure it is working effectively.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters for Gutter Replacement Services
Weatherguard Gutters is ready to provide you with an estimate for new gutters on your home in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Contact us today to learn why we have been providing services to homeowners in the area for more than 25 years.