Your gutters are an essential piece of your home’s roofing system. They provide your home with invaluable protection from the elements, routing water away from your property and preventing water damage from occurring to your roof, fascia & soffit boards, foundation, and any foliage beneath your gutters. This means that keeping your gutters well-maintained is essential for the safety of you & your family! If you’re wondering whether it’s time to consider replacing your gutter system, take a look below to learn about the signs you may have overlooked!
Gutters That Are Leaning Away From The Roof
The first sign that you need to consider replacing your gutter system is if you see it leaning away from your home. Your gutter system will often accrue water damage over time, and this can weaken the fasteners being used to attach the gutters to your home. If you notice that sections of the gutter system are leaning away from the home, it is a clear sign that the system needs to be replaced, or at least thoroughly repaired.
Cracks, or Rust
Another sign that you should consider replacing your home’s gutter system is when you notice cracks or rust in the system. If your gutter system is damaged, it will begin to leak water, causing water damage to the areas below the system. This means that any cracks or rust damage should be replaced as soon as possible, as particularly with rust, they will only get worse in time.
Landscape is Eroding
It can be difficult to tell whether your gutters are actively leaking; after all, most homeowners don’t walk outside during a rainstorm to inspect the system. One easy way to check if your gutters are leaking is to take a walk around the perimeter of your home and take a look around for any signs of erosion. If there is a lot of erosion under a particular section of your gutter system, it will be easy to identify which areas need to be repaired or replaced.
Loose Screws In Your Yard
Finally, if you notice any loose screw or nails in your yard, it is likely a sign that your gutter system’s fasteners are rotting away from the home, and can be seen as a warning that more damage is to come. Keep an eye out in your yard for any screw or nails, and have a professional assess the system if you begin to find them.
Contact Us Today
If you’re in need of new gutters for your Los Angeles home this year, our team at L.I. Metal Systems is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (800) 624-3998 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your gutter replacement needs!