How Long Do Gutters Last?

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If You Need Gutter Replacement Services, Call Us Today

Gutters can be made out of aluminum, steel, iron, lead, or PVC. While these materials are strong, constant exposure to the elements, animals, and sun wears down you rain gutters pretty quickly. Gutters only have an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years before they need replacing due to the heavy wear and tear they receive from severe storms like hail, wind, and rain. If you are nearing the decade mark and you think you need gutter replacement in Cedar Park, TX, call the roofers at Malachi Consulting Roof Specialist at (512) 520-0523 for service today.

Signs You Need New Gutters

  • If you see that your gutters are pulling away from the roof, it is time for gutter replacement. If you see that individual gutter pipes are separating from each other, this is also a sign that you need new gutters.
  • Gutters are supposed to properly drain rainwater into the downspout and onto a designated location on the ground. If your gutters are overflowing or water is pooling so much that is is leaking into your basement, these are signs of damaged gutters.
  • While you might think that a broken fastener or loose nail is nothing¬† to worry about, if they keep happening, this shows that your gutters are not secure to your fascia. This could be due to wood rottage.
  • Most homes have siding or painted walls or fascia. If you notice the paint is peeling or find paint chips in your gutters, these are signs you need gutter replacement as water is not staying in the drainage system but instead hitting your wood and rotting it.