The spring time couldn’t be a better time of the year to get out of your house on a warm weekend day and inspect the structure of your home. One aspect your house that takes a beating during the winter months are your gutters. A more fragile part of your home, all the extra snow, ice and sleet causes for an abundant of issues. Defective gutters can cause way more issues than you may think. They direct water away from your walls, windows, doors, and foundation.
So, if you don’t know the state of your gutters and need some ideas, here are tell-tale signs you need a repair or replacement.
1. Clear Visible Signs of Damage:
There are some obvious signs of gutter damage including:
Bent or dented gutters
Cracks, holes or rust spots appearing
Gutters that are sagging, separating or pulling away from the house
Nails popping off gutters
2. Less Visible Signs of Damage:
Nails or screws on the ground near your foundation
Gutters constantly overflowing during rainstorm
Water leaks from parts of your gutter or spills over in places it shouldn’t
Plant life is growing in your gutters or animals are nesting in them
3. Your Home May Be Giving You Signs:
Pools of water forming right next to your foundation
Exterior paint is peeling
Regular basement flooding during heavy rainfall
Lawns becoming eroded close to foundation
Based on all of these signs above, it’s pretty obvious how important gutters can be. They vital to a fully functioning house and keeping them in proper working order is very important.
Anderson Insulation provides much of Eastern Massachusetts with gutter installation and gutter cleaning. If you are noticing problems with your gutters, we’d recommend reaching out to our team. We can be contacted over the phone at 781-857-1000 or through our online contact form.
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