Now that your roof tiles or asphalt shingles are installed and your roof replacement is drawing to an end, it may be time to look at upgrading a few other parts in your home. You can make sure your new roof lasts longer by protecting it with brand-new gutters and downspouts. Most homeowners even do their gutter installation alongside their roofing work.
Since you’re already planning for a roof replacement, you should also take a look at the state of your gutters. Most of the time, the gutters are placed at the same time as your old roof so they may be due for a replacement as well. If you’re uncertain whether you need new gutters or not, here are a few signs our experts at ATD Restoration use to determine the condition of gutters.
Examine your fascia boards closely and keep an eye out for chipping, cracking, or any other obvious signs of deterioration. You may also want to look at the surrounding siding installation to see if they are also looking a little worse for wear. Make sure the gutters themselves and the brackets that fasten them to the fascia boards do not have rusted spots. These are all clear indications of an aging gutter system.
Coming Apart at the Seams
Traditional gutters are often fabricated in sections, welded together during installation. These sections are usually the weakest areas in any gutter system. Check your gutters for signs of gutter stress, which might cause the seams to tear away from each other. Consider replacing your old gutters with a seamless system to avoid this type of problem in the future.
Mold and Mildew
If you notice mold or mildew spreading in areas near your gutters, it may be time to contact your local roofing, gutter, and siding contractors. On its own, mold can’t really cause physical damage to your roof or siding, but it can make your home look unattractive. They are also a sign of water penetration caused by aging and faulty gutters.
Keep your roof and your gutters in great shape with the help of our professionals at ATD Restoration. Call us at (864) 729-3970 for Greenville or (910) 218-2251 for Fayetteville to book an inspection visit. You may also fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today.