When your gutters have become cluttered, rusty, or worn, it’s probably time to fix them up a bit. Before you make the call, consider whether you need gutter repair or just a whole replacement. Some of the differences between gutter repair and replacement include overall costs, repair time, and level of damage.
To determine whether your gutters need a few repairs or a full replacement, start by examining your gutters. Take note of any breaks in your gutters or tears that are causing leaks. Are these problems present throughout the majority of your gutters? Or are the breaks or tears centralized in just one or two spots? You can opt to replace and fix up the sections of your gutters that need repair if the problems aren’t affecting the entire length of your gutters. Damaged joints, hangers, and closures may also be fixed as minor repairs.
However, sometimes your gutters may be damaged enough to require a replacement. If you’ve already gone through several rounds of gutter repair, then it might be the best option to replace the gutters altogether. After enough time, your gutters may even begin to separate from the roof. Signs of this can include gutters that are becoming detached or rust spots that are appearing on your home. This can lead to further problems for your gutters and cause your gutters to sag or buckle because of the misalignment.
Gutters protect your home in ways you might not have considered. If your gutters are needing repair, give our team at Just In Time Roofing & Restoration in Burlington, NC a call today!