Your home’s exterior requires constant upkeep and there are some features that need extra attention. That includes your gutters. Even with the recommended annual cleaning, traditional gutters are flimsy and accumulate damages due to the buildup of debris, harsh weather and standing water. Keep an eye out for the signs below that indicate your gutters need replacement or more frequent upkeep.
1. Sagging Gutters
It takes a big toll on your drainage system if you let gutters clog with leaves, twigs and other debris. A visible sag or bend in the gutter is your first indicator of a stressed system. It’s caused by too much weight pulling hangers away from the fascia of the house. If left hanging too long, your gutters will soon tear away from your home.
2. Leaks and Holes
Another common problem is are leaks or holes. These problems aren’t as visible as a sag, so look for a stream of water pouring from the middle of your system next time it rains. Holes happen easily due to long-term exposure from outdoor elements that weak gutters can’t withstand.
3. Standing Water
Stagnant water on your property is not good, but particular attention should be given to the water in your roof’s gutters. In the winter, the water creates ice pockets that damage gutter walls and seams due to excess expansion and contraction. In the summer, these pools of water become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. That means you will battle pests all summer long.
Prevent These Damages
If you see these problems, don’t replace your gutters with the same type of system that created them in the first place. The most convenient way to prevent them in the future is by installing the GutterShutter system. The award-winning GutterShutter leaf and debris protection system is a clog-free gutter system guaranteed to never pull away from the home for the lifetime of the structure!
Learn more about how the Guttershutter system extends the life of your gutters and makes maintenance easier by contacting a dealer near you.
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