Signs your Guttering needs Replacement
Inspecting your guttering regularly is essential to ensure that they are working correctly and diverting rainwater away from your home. If left untreated, your seamless guttering will deteriorate over time leading to costly water damage and time-consuming repairs being required.
Regular gutter maintenance every few months will help prevent any serious damage to your property. We recommend thoroughly inspecting your guttering at least twice a year, especially after months of very heavy rainfall.
Cracks and Splits
Keep an eye out for any cracks and fractures in your guttering system. No matter how small and irrelevant you may think they are, it’s important to treat these as soon as possible as the splits will expand and grow over time, causing rainwater to seep onto your fascia boards or even into your home.
Sagging gutters is an easy way to spot that your guttering may need to be replaced or repaired. This is often caused by debris such as leaves and twigs accumulating which prevents rainwater from adequately draining, causing the seamless guttering to become weighed down. It’s important to carry out regular inspections during the winter months as fallen debris is more likely to accumulate. If you spot gutters pulling away from your fascia boards, this can also be a sign that the clips have become loose and therefore your seamless guttering isn’t receiving enough support.
Signs of Water Damage
If you notice water damage underneath or around your guttering system, this is an indicator that your gutters may be leaking and causing water damage. If left untreated, this can affect your fascia and soffit boards resulting in the guttering system detaching from your home. So it’s important to get this rectified as soon as possible to avoid this costly damage.
Signs of Nails and Screws
If you notice nails and screws lying around your guttering system, this is likely a sign your gutters are working themselves loose. This means your gutters may become unstable and disconnect from your fascia and soffit boards, so it’s important to get this checked if you notice fasteners like these lying around.
Evidence of Rust or Mould
If you notice large areas of rust on your seamless guttering, this is a sign your gutters may be compromised and therefore will need to be replaced. You can usually repair small rusty spots yourself, but if you notice large spots of rust, it’s worth getting in contact with us, and we can explore your replacement options.
Seamless guttering is usually painted with a specific coating to protect it from the elements. However, if you notice that it is starting to peel or flake, this is a sign your gutters aren’t removing water efficiently, resulting in water lying stagnant and weakening the guttering system. It’s important to investigate this sooner rather than later to avoid costly long-term damage.
If you have any questions regarding your guttering system or have any queries about whether your seamless guttering needs to be replaced, you can reach out to us using the below contact details.