Your gutters are one of the most important pieces of your roofing system. They serve the very important purpose of helping to direct water away from your home, saving you from expensive water damage. Considering how important your gutters are to the health of your home, it is important to ensure that your home’s gutters are in good repair! If you’re interested in learning more about how to tell if your gutter system needs to be replaced or repaired, keep reading our blog for more information!
Pulling Away From Fascia Boards
The first sign that you need to replace, or repair, your gutter system is when the system itself is beginning to peel off of your home. If your gutter system is overflowing and spilling over the sides of the gutters themselves, it can quickly cause signifcant water damage. One of the places that tends to rot when this happens is your fascia boards. Considering your gutter system is fastened to your fascia boards, once they begin to rot it seriously impacts the structural integrity of the gutter system, causing it to fail. If you find that the fasteners for your gutter system are beginning to peel away from your fascia boards, you’ll need to have them replaced in order to refasten the system.
Gutters Separating From One Another
Another clear sign that your gutter system needs to be replaced is when you notice portions of the gutters bowing and pulling away from each other. Over time, the seals that held your gutter system together will begin to fail, and this can cause the system to bend under the weight of the water & debris. This means that water will begin to leak out of these failures in the system, causing significant water damage to your foundation or flower beds.
Signs of Damage Below The System
Finally, we’ve arrived at one of the more subtle signs that something is amiss with your gutters. While it can be rather easy to spot gutters that are bending or breaking away from your home, but not only gutter issues are so pronounced. Once such issue that often arises with gutter systems is leaking problems without any pronounced areas where the water seems to be leaking from. It can be easy to tell if your gutter system is leaking, even when it looks relatively well-maintained, by looking below to the system at your flower beds and foundation. If you notice that there are spots of water damage around your home, it can be seen as a sign that water is leaking out of the system and damaging the areas below. Check for signs of mildew around your foundation, or signs that water has continually dripped in the same location!
Contact Us Today
If you’re in need of gutter guards to help you maintain your gutter system on your Seattle, WA home, our team at Eco Roof Service is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today to learn more about our services by calling us at (425) 250-5557 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your gutter guard installation needs!