Did you know that gutters made of galvanized steel or aluminum will usually last for about two decades, and the life expectancy for copper guttering is even better: nearly half a century! The life projections do not account for other factors which include: fallen tree limbs, damage from ladders and other large objects. If you know when your gutters were installed, you should have a good idea of when to consider gutter replacements on your Chattanooga home. But what if you have no idea of the age of your gutters?
Here are four things to look for to help you determine if you need to replace the gutters on your Chattanooga home:
1. Cracks, Holes and Rust. It's not the end of the world for a few of this spots to appear in your guttering system. A few spots can be repaired through various means, but if the number of spots are adding up quickly, it might be time to consider replacement.
2. Separated Gutters. Gutters will only work properly when fastened together continuously to form a drainage channel. If the gutters on your Chattanooga home are separating, it might be time to consider replacement.
3. Gutters pulling away from your roof. Gutters are meant to catch the flow off your Chattanooga home's roof. If you notice spaces beginning to appear between your roof line and your gutters, it could be an indication that the fascia boards may be rotting. Replacing your gutters will fix the rotting fascia board problems.
4. Sagging gutters or improperly-pitched gutters. If a proper pitch is not maintained in your Chattanooga home's gutter system, the water will probably quickly pool in certain sections of the guttering and spill over, thus completely voiding the entire purpose of gutters on your home. If you are not able to fix this problem on your own, it might be time to consider replacement.
At Langley Roofing, we are not only a premier Chattanooga roofing contractor, but we also handle installation of new gutters on Chattanooga homes. Contact us online, or call us at (423) 504-5056 to discuss the gutter system on your home.