Gutters are essential in your roof, siding, foundation and landscaping’s protection against water damage. However, like any component of the house, they deteriorate as they age. You shouldn’t delay gutter repairs or replacement because your home would be at risk of major damage that is costly to repair.
Read on to find out signs you need to replace your home’s gutters from a local provider of emergency roof services.
Gutters Are Pulling Away from Your Home
The most damage-prone areas of your gutters are the seams where the horizontal sections intersect. Leaks and separations are usual in the seams, and both of these kinds of failures result in interior and exterior damage. To avoid these problems, you can invest in a seamless gutter system.
Cracks on the Gutters
When your gutters have cracks, it means that the system can’t do its job efficiently. Larger cracks may be easy for you to see, but smaller ones may only manifest during a serious storm. Cracks will cause water to drip to your siding, windows, and even foundations. If your gutters have cracks, be sure to have the system checked by a professional as soon as possible. At Carolina Home Specialists, we’re here to help with your roof repair and gutter installation needs.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Gutters and downspouts divert rainwater at a safe distance from your home to prevent moisture from settling near the foundation where it can enter the basement. Excess moisture encourages mold and mildew growth. Mold has unsightly stains, produces bad odor, and can pose different health risks.
Need a gutter or roof estimate? Turn to Carolina Home Specialists. We are a leading provider of roof and gutter installation services. Give us a call at (336) 740-9915 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.