5 Signs Your Gutters Need to be Repaired or Replaced


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When we think of roof repairs, it’s not just the roof itself that can be damaged, but the surrounding gutters and down pipes too. Gutters play an important role ensuring water drains away effectively, preventing it from entering your roof cavity and causing damage. While homeowners are encouraged to clean their gutters regularly, do you know the signs they need to be repaired or replaced?

Here are 5 common signs your gutters need repairing or replacing:

  • Peeling Paint
  • Mould and Mildew
  • Missing or Falling Nails or Screws
  • Corrosion
  • Separating and Sagging

Peeling Paint

Paint peeling away from gutters indicates repairs are needed. Weather can be a common cause of paint peeling away. A professional repair including repainting the gutters can include a weather resistant seal being applied to decrease the chance of damage re-occuring.  

Mould and Mildew

Mould and Mildew thrive in warm and moist environments. For this reason, at the first sign of mould or mildew on your gutters call the professionals. A high-pressure hose may be all that’s needed to remove mould and mildew, depending on the extent of the damage.

Missing or Falling Nails or Screws

Have you noticed screws or nails on the ground beneath your gutters? When cleaning your gutters have you noticed missing nails or screws? f yes, it’s time for gutter repairs. If these nails and screws aren’t replaced, your gutters won’t function correctly and can begin to collapse.


Rust is a major issue with tin gutters. When corrosion sets in, your gutters can quickly crumble away. The length of the damage along the gutter will determine the extent of how much needs to be removed and reinstalled. If your gutters are discoloured with rust, it’s time to call the professionals and discuss having them replaced.

Separating and Sagging               

During winter, debris accumulates in gutters causing them to become heavy. Pair this with winters rainfall adding more weight and the result can be gutters sagging and separating from your roof. When this occurs, they can no longer function correctly and the risk of water entering the roof cavity increases.

Call RoofWest Roof Restorations to have your gutters repaired or replaced

With over 35 years’ experience, RoofWest Roof Restorations are your local experts in all areas of roof repairs and restoration including gutter and downpipe repair and replacement. With a large range of Colourbond powder coat colours to choose from, replacing your gutters can give your home a complete facelift.

For an obligation FREE quote and expert advice, call the team on 9795 9990 today.

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