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Is It Time for New Gutters?

You may already know the importance that gutters play in protecting your home in New Jersey. When working properly, quality rain gutters effectively channel precipitation away from your roof and the foundation of your home. Unfortunately, New Jersey weather can take a toll on your home’s gutter system. When you have damaged gutters, their ability to direct water away from your house is compromised, and the siding and foundation of your home can be at a higher risk for water damage.

The good news is that when you recognize the signs that your gutter system is no longer working effectively, you can get a jump on updating and replacing your gutters before any major damage can take place. Every few months, inspect your gutters for these signs that they are no longer working properly.

Leaking Gutters

Branches, twigs, and other debris can puncture some gutters, creating small leaks over time. Additionally, rust can develop and eat away at certain areas of your gutters, like the joints, causing them to loosen. The purpose of gutters is to direct water safely away from your home, and leaks will eventually cause window and door frames to rot, exterior paint to peel, and pooling water near your home’s foundation. If you have leaky gutters, you should contact All Weather Roofing for a consultation regarding upgrading your system to one that is more effective at protecting your home.

Infographic: How failing gutters can damage your house

Sagging Gutters

Gutters are attached to your home from gutter hangers, which are themselves secured to the fascia boards at the base of your roof. When these hangers become loose or unfastened, the gutters will likely sag or dip. Improperly positioned gutters can cause water to overflow your gutters and run down the side of your home rather than draining properly through downspouts and away from your foundation. Water also tends to pool in the middle of your sagging gutters, worsening the problem over time. If your gutters are sagging or bowing, they need to be repaired or replaced immediately. All Weather Roofing can examine your system and inspect for any loose or damaged hangers, as well as replace any damaged fascia boards to keep your gutters working correctly.

Pooling Water Near Your Home’s Foundation

Any pooling water near the foundation of your home is a problem that needs to be addressed quickly. In addition to causing damage to your foundation, pooling water can cause your basement level to flood and facilitate mold growth. If you ever notice pools of water near the foundation of your home, it is likely that your gutters are not properly channeling water — the sooner you can contact a gutter replacement company, the better!

Exterior Water Damage

If you notice water damage on the siding of your home, it’s likely that your gutters are damaged and require repair, if not a total replacement. When gutters have cracks or splits in them, the leaking water will follow gravity down the side of your house. With enough exposure, water can cause the exterior paint of your home to peel, while also causing significant staining. In order to prevent further damage to your home’s exterior, you should contact All Weather Roofing immediately for gutter replacement services.

Contact All Weather Roofing for Professional Gutter Replacement

If you notice any of the warning signs we mentioned with your gutters system in Farmingdale or Howell, there’s a great chance that you’ll benefit from gutter replacement services. If you are in need of gutter repair or replacement, get started by scheduling an inspection with the gutter contractors at All Weather Roofing! Our friendly roofing and gutter professionals will be happy to answer any and all questions you have about protecting your home with high-quality gutters.