How to Tell If You Need New Gutters

Good gutters and downspouts can efficiently channel water away from your property and last for many years. However, if you don't pay close attention to certain warning signs, you may not realize when you need a replacement. To help you avoid costly water damage and its associated problems, Colorado Roof Toppers, the area's trusted residential roofing contractor, recommends watching out for these signs:

  • Splitting or Cracking - When your gutters have plenty of cracks and splits, especially in the seams, then it's time to buy new ones. These structural and cosmetic problems would leak water, defeating the purpose of having a gutter system. You may be able to patch them up, but sealants are generally a temporary solution. If you want to prevent leaks for a long period, investing in seamless gutters is your best bet. Unlike a sectional system, a seamless design leaves no area for water to leak.
  • Paint Peeling - If the paint on your exterior walls near the gutter peels quickly, it could be due to water leakage. Any leak would increase the area's level of moisture, accelerating the wear on a great paint job. The moment you notice the peeling paint, have your gutters inspected immediately to deal with the problem accordingly. We can determine if you need a new seamless gutter installation to protect your home from water damage.
  • Sagging - Gutters and downspouts shouldn't pull away from your property. The most likely culprit of sagging gutters is pressure. Your system may be clogged, causing water to pond. Add in the weight of trapped debris, and the excessive weight may prove to be too much for your gutters to hold for a long time.

Our seamless gutters are durable and reliable, so you can count on them to effectively catch rainwater and direct them away from your roof. In addition to seamless-gutter installation, you can count on Colorado Roof Toppers for all of your roofing needs. We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor. We serve many areas, including Longmont, CO. Give us a call to learn more gutter warning signs. You can also request an estimate.

by Denise Bart March 12, 2018