Even though they may seem like an afterthought, gutter systems play an important role in guarding your home from water damage. They do this by directing rainwater and snowmelt away from your home’s foundation, preventing water from pooling and leaking into your home.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average lifespan of aluminum gutters is 20 years and 50 years for copper gutters. Even with these estimations, it can be difficult to know exactly when new gutters are needed. Gutter lifespans can vary based on a number of factors including weather conditions and regular gutter maintenance. Here are nine signs that you should consider replacing your gutters:
The gutters are bent or are cracked beyond repair
The gutters are badly rusted
There are gaps between gutter seams or between the gutter system and your home
Water is leaking into your basement
Mold is forming in your basement
The gutters are no longer level and are leaning forward and pulling away from the house.
There is standing water in your gutters
There are nails and broken fasteners on the ground from loose gutters.
The wood behind the gutters is corroding and paint is peeling away
Now is the time to make sure your gutters are working properly before the spring and summer rains start to fall. If you notice any of these things occurring with your gutter systems, get in touch with Gutter King of Twin Cities right away. Gutter King of Twin Cities is the gutter division of Storm Group Roofing and is a top gutter company in Minneapolis. Our team of gutter professionals provides quality gutter cleaning and gutter repair and will work with you to find the best solution for your home.
If you have any questions about gutter cleaning, gutter installation, or gutter replacement, contact Gutter King of Twin Cities. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners protect the integrity of their properties with new gutters and we look forward to helping you next!