Spring has finally arrived! That means beautiful flowers and great weather…but also the ever-dreaded spring cleaning around the house. While you’re at it, giving your gutters a quick inspection is a good idea.
The relentless snow, ice and high winds we get during the winter can damage your gutters, so when it gets warm again, gutter replacement is often necessary. Not only do old and damaged gutters look bad, but they also can undermine your energy efficiency efforts by increasing the risk of basement leaks and other moisture issues.
Gutters are an important part of your roofing, helping protect your home against leaking, foundation problems, mold growth and more. This is why timely gutter replacement is essential!
When to Replace Gutters
So how do you know if you should replace your gutters?
Talking to professionals is the best way to determine if you need new gutters, but there are some signs you can look out for on your own. You may need gutter replacement if your current gutters and downspouts:
- Are leaking
- Have holes
- Often get clogged
- Have a buildup of rust or mildew
- Leave pools of water on the ground (which can indicate draining issues)
- Are warping or cracking
- Have paint that is peeling or flaking
- Are loose or “sagging”
- Require more frequent, or increasingly expensive, repairs
Gutters can generally last a long time without many problems (although sometimes inclement weather can damage even high-quality gutters). Eventually, however, you may need to replace them. As long as you know what to look out for and are able to get your gutters repaired or replaced in a timely manner, you shouldn’t have any major problems to deal with.
New gutters can enhance the exterior of your home and also:
- Help better protect your home from water damage (basement flooding, wood rot, etc.)
- Prevent flower bed erosion and other landscaping problems
- Help improve your home’s overall energy efficiency
Need Gutter Replacement in Upstate NY?
Do you need to replace your gutters? If you live in Rochester, Syracuse or a surrounding area in New York, MIG Building Systems is the company you need. We offer seamless gutter services to local homeowners and can help you with your project—our professionals install high-quality copper and aluminum gutter systems.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to install new gutters!