How to Know if Your Gutters Need to Be Replaced
Gutters play an important role in the welfare of your home by channeling rain and snowmelt safely away. Otherwise, all that moisture could lead to significant damage, such as staining your siding or eating away at your foundation. That’s why it’s so important to ensure your gutters are working properly. If your gutters are old and showing signs of decay, it may be time to have them replaced. Here are some signs that your gutters may be failing:
Mold & Mildew Growing at the Base of Your Home
If you notice mold or mildew at the base of your home, that means water has been pooling there instead of being channeled away.
Cracks, Splits & Sagging Gutters
An easy-to-tell sign is damage to the gutters themselves. The freeze/thaw cycle of the Alaskan climate can cause small cracks and splits to increasingly expand, and gutters that are sagging or have become detached from the home will certainly malfunction.
Leaks & Clogs
You may notice that your gutters have seams. This is due to the prefabricated nature of how they’re constructed. The problem with these types of gutters is that the seams can allow water to leak out and dirt to accumulate inside, which can clog the system. If you notice water leaking from the seams, or if your gutters tend to regularly clog, then you should consider having them replaced.
We Can Offer a Solution
At ABC Seamless of Anchorage, we install seamless steel gutters. These rain gutters are some of the most durable on the market and will maintain their like-new appearance for years. Plus, we’ll size your gutters to the exact dimensions of your home, ensuring a seamless design and minimizing the risk of leaks and clogs. To learn more about our seamless steel gutter systems, contact ABC Seamless of Anchorage today.