The purpose of your gutters is to remove water from the top of your home so that it does not build up on your shingles, or in the system itself. When water cannot properly flow through the system and downspout, it can cause a lot of serious problems around the perimeter of your home.
The water can damage your shingles, and the wood beneath the roof, inevitably leading to wood rot which is attractive to termites and roaches. Also, this water can leak down the sides of your home, causing damage to your siding, window frames, shutters, and eventually your foundation and basement once it reaches the ground.
There are many warning signs that indicate your gutters are failing and may need to be replaced:
- Loose sections
- Gutters "bend" or flop in areas
- Rust can be seen
- Holes or cracks appear
- Broken fasteners
- Gaps between the fascia
- Mold and water stains appear
- Water is collecting next to the foundation
It is important to understand what types of gutters are available to you, as well as what is involved with the installation. Everything from copper to steel, box, and vinyl systems are available to you. View more information on our gutter installation services and the various products we carry.