When was the last time you truly inspected your gutters? In Tacoma, Wash., we’re heading into the wet season and if your gutters aren’t in tip-top shape, your home could be in danger.
Your home’s gutter system is the first line of defense against many costly structural problems, such as flooding, cracks in the foundation, mold and mildew, and landscape erosion. If you’re regularly maintaining your gutters, your protecting your home from serious damage.
If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned and checked out your gutters, they may be in need of some repairs—even replacement in some cases. There’s no way around it, now’s the time—before the next storm hits—to inspect your gutters and see how they’re holding up.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Gutters
If your gutters have gotten to the point where you’re noticing water damage and other issues, it could be because you’re in desperate need of gutter replacement. You’ll want to immediately take action to replace your gutters if you notice any of these signs:
- A flooded basement
- Paint peeling on the sides of your house
- Pools of water in your yard
- Cracks in your home’s foundation
- Mold growing on your siding
- A large number of cracks, holes, or rust spots on your gutters
- Water damage such as rotting fascia, water stains, mold, or mildew
Signs You May Only Need a Repair
Not every gutter imperfection calls for complete replacement; some issues just need a simple repair. If your gutters don’t have any of the above issues, you probably don’t need a complete gutter replacement. However, if your find that your gutters exhibit any of the below problems, then it’s probably time to make some repairs.
- Your gutters falling away from your home’s fascia
- Your gutters that are sagging
- Your gutters are leaking
- The downspouts appear ineffective or have come loose
- You find loose hardware on the ground below your gutters
When to Get Professional Gutter Service Help
Let’s face it, climbing up a ladder and spending an afternoon inspecting your gutters is probably not on the top of your to-do list. And if you have no idea of what you’re looking for, it can lead to stress, or the signs of gutter repair or replacement going unnoticed! Having your gutters cleaned, maintained, and inspected by professionals, like Tacoma Gutter Service, means you can rest assured that your home is protected.
Our team has been installing and maintaining gutters for more than 30 years and we have the experience and knowledge to spot potential gutter problems before they evolve into costly damage around your home. It’s our goal to ensure your home is protected from the region’s wet weather and torrential downpours. We’ll look for pitch problems, loose gutters, leaks, clogs, cracks, and splits. We’ll be able to tell you whether your entire systems needs replacement, just a section, or if a few repairs is all you need.
If you find that it’s time to replace or repair your gutters—or have no idea how to diagnose their condition—we can help. And if it’s time for a complete upgrade, we’ll help you choose the best material for your budget, aesthetic, and structure.
Our team would be more than happy to speak with you about any of your gutter-related concerns. We’ve helped residents from all over the area maintain their gutters to keep their homes safe and stylish. To schedule a free estimate, contact us online or call us at (253) 927-7111.
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