Come fall, your gutters function as baskets for the falling leaves. If the gutters are not cleaned and functioning properly, leaves will block water from draining, and leave your home at risk of water damage. Old gutters threaten your home in other ways. Learn warning signs that indicate your gutters may need replacement.
When to Replace Gutters
Steel or aluminum gutters last 20 years on average. However, they can fail sooner if they’re not cared for.
Signs that it’s time to replace your gutters include:
- loose or sagging gutters
- rusting gutters
- peeling paint on your home exterior
- moisture or mold in the basement
- pooling around the foundation
- gutters no longer draining properly
- leaking gutters
Ignore these warning signs at your peril: If you don’t fix gutters that are failing, your roofing system and home will sustain water damage. Sooner or later, you’ll be looking at mold mitigation and water damage cleanup.
Fall is an ideal time to have gutters serviced. Not only can you clean up leaves that have fallen into the gutter, you can make sure your gutters are in good shape for winter, when snow and ice threaten your roof.
How New Gutters Protect Your Home
By replacing old gutters with new ones, you can quickly capture water that hits the roofing system and divert water from your home before it penetrates your home’s envelope or seeps into the foundation. Gutters are a cost-effective way to prevent your home from getting water damage, which is expensive and time-consuming to remediate.
New gutters are an investment in your home. To get the most out of that investment, it’s important that you work with a reliable, licensed contractor who has experience with new gutter installation. A reliable contractor can also recommend the best size and style of gutter.
Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof has more than 20 years of experience with gutter repair and replacement. We work with copper gutters, aluminum gutters, and box gutters found on classic Cincinnati homes.
Schedule Gutter Cleaning or Service
If you spot symptoms of failing gutters or if you would like to get your gutters in top shape, look to Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof. A leading gutter and roofing repair service in the Cincinnati area, Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof provides quality service and repair for all gutter issues at competitive prices. Learn more about gutter replacement or get a free estimate today.