When it comes to gutter systems, we’d like to think they last forever, even if they occasionally call for repairs. However, there’s a point when it no longer makes sense to keep paying for gutter repairs, and it’s more cost effective to get a replacement instead. Here’s how to tell when it’s time for a gutter replacement.
- A storm has damaged your gutters beyond repair: You’re likely familiar with the severe storms we get here in North Carolina as well as the damage they can do to your roof and gutters. If a recent storm has caused several cracks in your gutter, torn parts of the gutter away from the seams or the roof, or worse, it may be better to consider a gutter replacement instead of attempting repairs.
- Maintenance and repairs are becoming too frequent: Quality gutters shouldn’t require maintenance or repairs more often than a few times per year. If you have to do basic maintenance or schedule gutter repairs more often than you’d like, it may be time to consider a replacement.
- You’ve had your gutters for a while: As with anything, gutters will start to wear down with age. If you’ve had your gutters for twenty years or more, they’re likely becoming worn and less effective. You might consider a newer and sturdier gutter replacement.
- There are too many leaks: When you have too many leaks in your gutters, you can’t expect them to effectively redirect the rainwater way from the exterior of your home and prevent water damage. As soon as you notice the leaks, you should act fast to get your gutters repaired or replaced before any water damage can occur.
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell whether you need a gutter repair or replacement. You can call us at Batson’s Gutter Systems, and we will inspect your gutter system to determine what is best for your home. If you do need a gutter replacement, we can offer several options, including our seamless gutters, copper gutters, K-style gutters, and more.