The gutters on our roofing systems are important to the health of our roofs. They ensure that rainwater is moved from the roof and onto your lawn so that the roof is flooded. However, there are times when a gutter replacement will become necessary. This can be needed for many reasons, which we have outlined in the following section.
Damages to your gutters can vary from cracks to complete rusting. When your gutters are damaged, they can lead to other problems down the road.
Foundation Is Damaged
When gutters aren’t cleaned, the leaves and other debris can cause the water in the gutters to overflow. Water flooding onto your lawn can get onto your foundation, which can cause cracks.
Another reason for a gutter replacement is when overflowing gutters flood your lawn. A flooded lawn due to gutter malfunctioning can really wreak havoc on your lawn.
Sagging gutters can be due to too much water, leaves, and debris that have not been cleaned out. Too much weight in the gutters can cause them to sag.
Gutters that are pulling away from the roof need to be replaced. There could be other underlying problems that are causing them to pull away that will also need to be addressed.
Nails On the Ground
If you see nails or even screws on the ground right underneath your gutters, they are loosening from the gutters. If this is a continual problem, you will need to replace your gutters.