Winter is here and with winter comes rain. Before this winter’s rain settles in, it’s important to ensure your homes gutters are in good working order. When functioning correctly, gutters stop water from entering your home however gutters not functioning correctly can cause serious water damage to your ceiling and homes internal structures.
Here are just a few signs your gutters are damaged and in need of replacing:
- Your Gutters Are Sagging
- Cracks, Holes or Rust Can Be Seen on Your Gutters
- Water Is Overflowing from Your Gutters
Your Gutters are Sagging
Gutters unintentionally become a place for leaves, sticks and debris to fall and build up over time. When this happens, water can no longer freely flow through gutters so begins to store and build up. The end result is extra weight in your gutter which over time will cause it to sag. As the build up continues to increase, so does the weight which will eventually see screws coming loose and falling from your gutters. When this occurs it is a sure sign your gutters need to be replaced.
Cracks, Holes Or Rust Can Be Seen On Your Gutters
When inspecting your homes gutters you may be able to see cracks, holes, rust (or all 3.) Most home owners assume this damage can be patched up with a ‘quick fix’ which to a degree is true, but it’s important when doing repairs, the same material as the gutter is being used otherwise erosion can occur. There is only so many ‘quick fixes’ your gutters can take to repair cracks, holes or rust before accepting your gutters need replacing. Quick fixes can also cause more expensive repairs down the track if they are not done correctly or inevitably cause other problems.
Water is Overflowing from Your Gutters
Often home owners discover that although water is freely flowing through down pipes, their gutters still overflow. This can baffle home owners as it indicates a blockage is unlikely, but why does it occur? When installed, if gutters aren’t fitted or sloped correctly this could cause water to overflow. Another common problem is when the gutters have first been installed they are too narrow for your home. Gutters that are too narrow will continue to cause you issues so the best solution is often gutter replacement. Another issue can be too few downpipes to allow the water to escape quickly in a large downpour.
Have Your Gutters Inspected
The only way to know whether your gutters need a quick fix, a longer repair or a complete replacement is to get a roofing professional to give you a free quote. RoofWest Restorations are your trusted roofing professionals, with years of experience in the roofing industry, Tom and the team are only a call away.
Who Can Replace My Gutters in Bunbury?
RoofWest are professionally trained and experienced roof restoration team have been servicing all over the South West and Great Southern Regions with their knowledge and experience for 35 years in guttering and roofing.
Give Tom and the team a call TODAY 9795 9990 for a free quote and to discuss all your guttering needs.