In a state like Minnesota, where the weather ranges from hot to cold and rain to snow, (sometimes in only a matter of days!) good gutters matter. This seemingly small exterior element may be subtle, but it sure is mighty!
Gutters protect your home - they’re the first defense against the elements that could wreak havoc on its most foundational components. So, how do you know when it’s time to give your gutters some attention or swap them out for a new set?
Good question! Read on below for the big clues that you need a fresh set of gutters.
1. Wear and Tear
Quality, well-maintained gutters could last decades, but wear and tear should always be considered. If your gutters are starting show signs of age or deterioration, you might start with small repairs, cleaning, and replacing any defective sections.
2. Cracks, Sags, and Stress
To function well, your gutters really need to be in one piece. Any noticeable cracks, signs of stress, or sections that sag away from your home need to be addressed. These sorts of issues not only impair your gutter system but can cause it to completely break down.
3. Indoor or Outdoor Leaks
This should be a given, but if you’re seeing leaks inside or outside, then your gutters aren’t doing their job. Uncontrolled water can damage everything from your shingles to foundation to roof to paint to landscaping – it deserves to be taken seriously.
4. Dated Style
When we say style, we don’t necessarily mean the appearance of your gutters. We’re talking about their technology and function. For example, seamless gutters are a game-changer, and a completely worthwhile upgrade if you’re looking to improve your home’s exterior.
5. Rot, Mildew, and Moss
If you’re seeing rot, moss, or mildew inside or surrounding your gutters, then you’ve got problems. Frankly, your gutters exist to prevent moisture-related headaches NOT cause them. Any of these problems mean it’s time to give your manufacturer a call or start thinking about replacement.
If you find yourself in need of a fresh set of gutters, contact the experts at R&R Remodeling at (952) 856-0575.
Rey Cintron is the owner of R & R Remodeling, Inc. and an expert in the residential remodeling industry.