Most of us don’t often pay much attention to the rainwater or snow falling on our homes, expecting our roof and rain gutters to do the job they were intended to do. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that gutter repair should soon be on your to-do list.
- Gutters are Hanging Unevenly. If your gutters have started to sag, rainwater may begin to pool in the centre instead of draining toward downspouts. This may cause gutters to pull away from your home.
- Sections of Rusting Metal. If you see sections of gutter with rust formation, that means there is a leak, and it will need to be replaced.
- Separation at Seams. Seams may separate over time due to weight and stress. The more seams there are, the more spots there are where leaks can begin to form.
- Discolouration on the Exterior of your Home. If you walk around your home and notice any areas of peeling paint or discolouration of stucco or siding, a leaky gutter is likely the culprit.
- Rotting Window Sills or Door Jambs. If your home does not have adequate storm drainage, damage to windowsills and door jambs may be the first areas to show, but those leaks can eventually sneak inside and damage drywall.
- Mold and Mildew. Downspouts are designed to end about six feet away from the home in order to keep moisture away from the foundation. If you see mold and mildew beginning to form in an otherwise dry basement, you should check to see if gutter repair is needed to eliminate the source of moisture.
If you have noticed any of these signs of damage happening to your home and want to find out if gutter repair is necessary, please give us a call at Gorilla Gutters today!