Our gutters are important for the condition of our roof. They ensure water runs off our roof and doesn’t damage important components of our roofing. So in order to keep our roof in tiptop shape, we need to know when new gutters are needed. Below are four signs you need new gutters for your roof.
Water Leaks and Damage
Are you seeing water damage on your exterior wall or even seeing leaks in lower level rooms like basements? This can be a sign you need new gutters, due to water leaking from the gutter.
Pooling Water Around Foundation
One of the main functions of the gutter is to ensure it doesn’t run over your home’s foundation. If you notice that there is pooling water around your foundation or even mildew, that can be a cause for concern.
Cracks in the Gutters
This is a pretty obvious one, but a sign that isn’t taken seriously. These cracks will continue to get bigger and make it more difficult for the gutters to move water away from you roof, roof components, and foundation.
Gutters Are Pulling Away from the House
The gutters should be securely attached to the roof edge. When they pull away or even sag, this is due to them being full of water, causing them to pull away because there is too much weight. This can happen if the gutters haven’t been cleaned and there are clogs.