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  • Writer's pictureJessica Smyth

How To Know It’s Time To Replace Your Gutters

The average home has hundreds of different components. As a homeowner, you are responsible for making sure all of these components are working properly. When it comes to important parts of your home, like the gutters, you will have to stay one step ahead of serious repair issues. The older your gutter system gets, the higher the chance becomes of leaks and other serious issues arising.

Homeowners in the U.S. spend millions of dollars on residential gutter replacements annually. When your existing gutters start to show signs of wear, you have to take action immediately. Here are some things you will notice when it is time to invest in new gutters.

Issues Involving Broken FastenersThe pieces of metal that secure your gutters to the roof are known as fasteners. Your gutter system won’t work properly if these fasteners are not level. These fasteners will start to wear out over time. While you can replace a fastener here and there, you need to take notice if multiple fasteners are breaking at one time. Generally, this is a sign of rust or excessive weight in your gutters.

The only way to diagnose the underlying cause of these fastener issues is by working with professionals. With the assistance of the team at Boyd Construction Co, you can start the process of getting your gutters replaced. Your new gutter system will feature new and durable fasteners, which means you shouldn’t have to worry about flooding or other problems.

Holes, Rust Spots and CracksHomeowners should get in the habit of inspecting their gutter system a few times a year. During this inspection, you need to take notice of any rust spots, holes or cracks that are present. Smaller cracks don’t present much danger, but they will grow over time. Larger cracks will allow water to leak out of your gutters and onto the side of your residence.

This might result in damage to yoru shingles and fascia. The cost of these new gutters is worth it due to the long-term damage it can help you avoid. Attempting to take the process of installing new gutters alone is a recipe for disaster. This is why you need to realize the importance of hiring professionals.

Gutter Pitch ProblemsDo your gutters look like they are sagging? If so, it is time to start the process of replacing them. These sagging gutters will have a hard time draining properly. When all of the water in your gutters isn’t drained, a lot of excess weight will be created. This weight can eventually send your gutter system tumbling down. If you want to avoid the damage caused by a collapsed gutter system, then you need to take action as soon as gutter pitch problems are discovered.

Are you ready to get new gutters installed? If so, Boyd Construction Co. is here to help.

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