There are many aspects of being a homeowner that people tend to overlook, including their rain gutters. However, it's very important to pay attention to your rain gutters because they lead water away from your home when it rains, which prevents water damage to your roof and home. If you ignore your rain gutters, the water damage that is caused can be extremely expensive to repair. So it's important to know these four signs that you need to repair those rain gutters:
1. Cracks: You may notice cracks on your rain gutters. If not, then you can tell there are cracks if any areas that leak. It's important to regularly check for cracks by inspecting the gutters yourself and then using your hose to run water through the gutters. This way you know where all the cracks are to determine where the repairs need to be made. If the cracks are small, then you may be able to seal them or you will need to replace the gutters entirely if the cracks are large. This is because, at this point, the cracks won't easily be sealed and won't stay sealed for long.
2. Sagging: If there are any areas of the gutters that sag further than others, you need to replace that section. This is because the water will build here and eventually the gutters will collapse here altogether. All the standing water that was there will cause even more excessive water damage.
3. Overflowing: If you notice that any areas overflow when it rains, then you probably need to clean out the gutters as soon as you can. This usually means that there is a heavy build up of debris that is blocking the water from flowing smoothly through the entire rain gutter system.
4. Rust or Peeling Paint: Depending on the material that your rain gutters are made of, you will either need to inspect for peeling paint or rust. If you notice these things, it typically means that there is too much water build up in certain areas. You need to look for standing water and determine what needs to be done with it. You either need to clean the gutters or replace that section.
When you are aware of what signs indicate that you need rain gutter repairs, you can determine when you need to hire professionals and you can easily avoid excessive water damage to your home and potentially save you thousands.
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