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4 signs of bad gutters

July 12, 2021 | by Dmitriy Murza

How can you tell that you need new gutters? It’s easier than you think. There are many different ways that you’re able to spot that something has gone wrong with your gutters, such as rust. When looking for rust damage, look at the corners of your gutters; this is the easiest section of the gutter to locate. If rust is present, you may want to check that out yourself or look at it professionally. Rust can be an early sign of bad gutters.

How To Know The Signs Of Bad Gutters

Many signs would tell you that there is something wrong with the gutter. We have listed a few signs to let you know about the bad gutters:

1. Leak in the gutters

One of the ways to see if something is wrong with your gutters is if there is a leak. Do you see dripping where there shouldn’t be? You have a leak. A leak is relatively easy to solve. You could fix the seam with caulking sealant, or if the problem is more extreme, you can get a quote for a new gutter section to have it replaced.

2. Cracked gutters

An additional sign of bad or aged gutters is cracking. Having gutters with cracks is like having a bucket with a hole: it defeats the purpose. What’s the point of gutters if they’re not doing their job? Bad gutters can lead to flooding that soaks into the foundation, which can cause even more problems. It’s best to fix the more minor issues right away before they become more significant.

3. Sagging gutters

A gutter that is pulling away from the property shows that gutters brackets are loosening up. In this case, you will have to contact a professional to fix the issue.

4. Overflowing water

If your downspouts are spitting water but your gutters are still overflowing, it’s a sign that you need to replace your gutter.

Now that you know some of the things to look for, you should inspect your gutters. If you see anything like a leak or crack or have a feeling that something is wrong with your gutters, do not hesitate to give us a call or send in a request for repair or replacement. After all, it’s better to solve a small problem than wait and solve a huge one. We will send out a professional to look at your gutters and tell you the best course of action.