The gutter system is one of the most underappreciated parts of any home. Their sole purpose is to channel rainwater and snowmelt from the roof to the ground without harming anything, yet they don’t get enough respect. When this exterior pipework doesn’t work as expected, your home will be highly vulnerable to moisture damage, which threatens the structural integrity of most construction materials.
Today, Gut-R-Dun Exteriors talks about the telling signs that you need to get new gutters and downspouts soon:
If orange isn’t the original color of your steel gutter system, then rust is starting to set in. As a product of a chemical reaction, this form of corrosion changes the material down to the molecular level. The oxidation process causes the metal to lose its strength slowly but surely.
Isolated cases of rust may not necessitate gutter replacement, but Gut-R-Dun Exteriors warns that it’s a cause for concern that shouldn’t be ignored. A corroded steel gutter system is not beyond repair, but it must be addressed ASAP before rust becomes pervasive and irremediable.
Any gutter company would say that depressions of all sizes negatively affect drainage. Gutters that sag or downspouts that pull away from the wall cause the runoff to wreak havoc with the foundations, siding panels and landscaping elements. Hardware issues are generally behind droops, which can’t always be resolved with minor tune-ups.
Sectional gutter systems are bound to leak over time. Their pieces are joined together by a sealant that wears away with constant exposure to the weather. Re-sealing the gaps is only a band-aid solution; going seamless is the long-term route to take.
Ice dams can form on homes with debris-free gutters and downspouts, but the clogged ones tend to get icicles on their edges more often. Trapped water increases the likelihood of ice damming. If debris accumulation is the only concern, gutter protection is the practical alternative to replacement.
Don’t welcome winter with a faulty gutter system. Call Gut-R-Dun Exteriors at (937) 422-7709 now to schedule your free consultation and get an honest estimate for any service you might need. We serve homeowners in Dayton and Centerville, Ohio, as well as the neighboring areas.