Replacing your old gutters with new, more efficient ones is a great way to ensure the long-lasting protection of your home’s exterior, landscaping and foundation. However, you might be wondering when is the best time to do it. Read on as residential roofing contractor Howard Roofing & Home Improvements shares certain situations that require taking on this investment.
Preparation for the Wet Season
Your gutters are supposed to direct rainwater runoff toward the downspouts and away from your property. However, if they are already sagging or cannot hold the amount of water due to improper sizing, it is time to have them replaced. Consider doing so ahead of this year’s heavy downpours.
An old roof that is already nearing the end of its life needs to be replaced. As you plan for this major home improvement project, make sure to check the state of your current gutter system. If it is also showing signs of wear and tear like your roof, it makes sense to have it replaced as well. Equipping your new roofing system with new gutters increases your home’s aesthetic appeal and functionality.
Some gutter problems often necessitate an immediate replacement. Mold on the surface of your gutters can still be removed using a power washer, but if it remains stuck after all the cleaning, call your home improvement contractor as soon as possible. If you have metal gutters, check for any sign of rust, cracks or splits. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may either replace one section or replace all of the gutters.
At Howard Roofing & Home Improvements, we install high-quality seamless gutters. They’re made from a single continuous piece of metal. Unlike sectional gutters, they’re far less likely to leak since the seams are only located at the corners and downspouts. We form our gutters on-site using a machine to ensure their perfect fit on your roofline.