You Haven’t Cleaned Your Gutters: If you’ve never cleaned your gutters, or you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your gutters, you should call a gutter replacement service immediately. The easiest way for gutters to become a problem is if they are neglected. That’s why it’s important to clean your gutters at least twice a year.
Your Gutters are Loose: If you notice that your gutters are a little loose, or aren’t as structured as they used to be, this is usually a sign that your gutters are old or damaged. Instead of climbing up to your roof to fix it yourself, call a gutter replacement service!
Noticeable Marks on Your Gutters: One of the easiest ways to identify if water is escaping your gutters is by examining the exterior of your gutters. Typically, excess water deposits and gunk will cause dirt marks to appear throughout the entire exterior of your gutters.
Rust: Rust is also another big indicator of old gutters. Typically, rust is easier to spot. A prime location for rust is on the bottom of the interior and exterior of gutters.
Paint is Stained or Peeling: Typically, overflowing gutters cause stained or peeling paint on the exterior of your home. So, if your roof and siding isn’t too old, and you notice mold stained or peeled paint, this might be an indicator of a larger gutter problem.
Interior Signs of Rotting: Unfortunately, excess gutter water also has the potential to seep through insulation and walls and appear on the interior of your home. Interior signs of rotting include cracks, holes, and mold stains. It’s important to note that common signs of interior rotting can also be indicators of other problems. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional to identify the problems.
Excess Water: An obvious indicator of a gutter problem is excess water. Excess water can be found at the bottom of your gutter, around your gutter, or even inside your basement. Pools of water mean your gutter isn’t getting rid of the water properly.
Lack of Water: On the other hand, lack of water is also an indicator that your gutters need attention. Typically, lack of water either means your gutter is extremely backed up, or it is depositing water in a location that might be hard to identify, such as your foundation or attic.