When you’re sitting at home, the last thing you’re probably thinking of is your gutters. In all fairness, we know the quality of your gutter system is not a thought that pops into your mind very often. However, a couple of spot checks now and then can mean a world of difference for your gutter quality and the safety of your home.
One of the easiest things to spot, and one of the most crucial, are lulls or sags in your gutter system. While a tiny dip here and there might not mean the end of the world, leaving it alone for too long can spell disaster for your home. Here are some ways to spot those lulls.
Your Gutters Are Sagging
Quite simply, if you can see that your gutters are sagging, get them replaced as soon as possible. Noticeable sags in your gutters can cause enormous problems for your home, like leaking and flooding. Spend the time to get this fixed as fast as you can to avoid more issues going into the future.
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Separation Or Peeling From Your Home
Separated gutters can mean a multitude of different things; your gutters could be weighed down from debris, brackets or support nails could be missing, or there might be structural damage to your home like rotten fascia boards.
Leaking can be a tell-tale sign your gutters are sagging. Leaking happens when the seams are separating between the different gutter sections. While this is not an uncommon problem with gutters, it is something to be on the lookout. Traditional gutter systems are far more prone to this issue as the seams often catch a lot of debris over time, adding more and more weight to your gutter system.
Gutter Brackets Are Missing
Missing gutter brackets doesn’t necessarily mean your gutters are sagging; it just means that your gutters aren’t sagging yet. Brackets support a lot of the weight for your gutter system, so to have a few missing can indicate problems right on the horizon. Don’t fret though; gutter brackets are easy to find and install.
Not All The Time, But Sometimes
As said right at the top, we know you probably go month after month without thinking about your gutter system, and that’s fine! We at Carefree Gutter Guard know how crazy life can get, and we want you to feel confident your gutter system is working top-notch.
However, spending a few minutes every couple of months to spot check your gutters can prevent costly and time-consuming repairs in the future. Drop us a line if you have any concerns about your gutter system!