Do Your Gutters Need Replacing?

As the colder temperatures start to come in, you may have already completed your roof maintenance. Your gutters are your roof’s line of defense against water and rain damage. It is important to keep them healthy for your roof’s sake. When your gutter system starts to fail, it can lead to extensive damage, such as warping, leaks, and even wood rot. How do you know when it is time for replacement? Here are a few indicators that your gutter system may be failing you.

Indications That It Is Time For New Gutters

  • Does it seem as through your gutters are pulling away from your home or bending?
  • Is there any apparent rust occurring? Any bubbling in the pain?
  • Has there been water leaking into your home?
  • Have you noticed water damage along the outside of your home?

Photo of GuttersIf any of these questions can be answered with “yes,” it is time to call for an inspection. These all are signs that your gutter system is or has failed. The best way to keep this from happening is to make sure you clean your gutter system regularly, ensuring all leaves and debris are cleared out. Debris can clog up your draining pipes, leaving the water stagnant within your gutters. When it overflows, it will run down your home, creating expensive and extensive water damage. 

When you notice that your gutter system needs replacement, make sure you have your roof, fascia and soffit inspected as well to ensure no damage or leaks have occurred. Call Alpha Elite Roofing today at (832) 992-7663 for your roof inspection!