Keeping your gutters maintained is an important part of roof maintenance to protect your roof from damage after rain, snow, and other storms.
You may not know when your gutters were installed or what to look for to know if they need to be fixed or replaced. Here are 5 signs to let you know it’s time to replace your gutters.
1. They are separating from your roof
If you are starting to notice your gutters are sagging or you see space forming between your gutters and your roof, it may be time for a replacement. It could be a sign that your fascia board (the board that runs along the lower edge of your roof) may need to be replaced.
2. They are showing signs of damage
If you are noticing rust, cracks, or holes in your gutters, it may be time to replace your gutters. If the damage is minimal, you may be able to avoid a full replacement by doing smaller repairs to extend the life of your gutters, but if the damage is substantial, chances are it’s time to replace them.
3. They are loosening and disconnecting
Whether your fasteners are struggling to hold your gutters together or they are becoming loose and unable to stay together, it’s time to replace them. The entire purpose of gutters is to be able to redirect water away from your house, but if they are constantly coming apart, they will be completely ineffective.
4. You notice standing water
If you are noticing pools of water on the ground near the base of your home, there is a good chance that your gutters are not working properly, allowing water to drip down near the foundation of your home. There may be mildew that forms and if it’s not caught early, that water can drip down into your house and you can end up with a flooded basement.
5. You are finding screws
Over time, the screw holding your gutters can come loose and fall to the ground, which can be a sign of gutter damage. If you are finding screws around the outside of your home, it could be time to replace your gutters.
When you need help replacing your gutters in Northern Colorado, contact us for your free estimate!
Crazy Horse Roofing specializes in roofing and gutters in Northern Colorado in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, & more, and we believe in treating every customer like they are family. We know how important your roof is in keeping your home and your family protected and safe, so we will do whatever we can to make sure your roof is safe, strong, and sturdy.