It’s time to walk about the unrecognized protector of your beloved home- your gutters. Whether you bought an older or newer home any owner should be able to recognize the telltale signs indicating your gutters need to be replaced. Even roof gutters that have been properly cleaned throughout the year and well maintained have a lifespan. Identifying smaller issues before they turn into major ones and causing real damage can save you both money and headaches. So let’s review!

Your gutters are cracking up, but you’re not laughing!
If you notice more than a dozen cracks throughout your drainage system, it may be time for new gutters. This also includes any bends, dents, or holes as well. Gutters that are damaged structurally are about as useless as a cup with a hole in the bottom.

The gutters are quite literally trying to break up with you.
Having to keep refastening your gutter to the roof to keep it level or finding nails and screws that have worked their way loose? Continually dealing with these seemingly small issues is just treating the symptoms to a much larger problem. If your gutters are breaking away from your house, they may be worn down to the point of replacement.

Your drainage system just isn’t draining!
One of the more obvious signs of a faulty roof gutter system is that it just isn’t doing its job. If water is spilling over the sides of your gutters, pulling in certain sections, or leaking where it shouldn’t be than it may be time for a replacement.

Replacing your gutters may feel like a daunting task, but before you take the plunge be sure to have a professional make an assessment and issue an estimated quote. If you do decide a complete replacement is the best decision for your home, look into installing a gutter protection system as well. This will help you better maintain your newer system in the future.