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When To Get Gutter Replacement Instead of Repairs

by Jack King

The type and extent of damage will influence whether you need repairs or have to schedule for gutter replacement. You can also choose to replace your gutters at any time as a matter of preference or in an effort to increase your property value.

Sometimes, the damage is simply too extensive for repairs, and an all-out replacement is your best option. Some of these instances include the following.

Non-Localised Problem Areas

If the problem spots are all spread out along most, or even the entire length, of the gutters, then you may want to consider gutter replacement. It may be quite difficult to apply a sealant to long cracks spread all over the gutter tracks, in the same way that it may be difficult to deal with corrosion pinholes if they are too many.

Gutter Sections That Won't Bond

If sections of your gutter systems refuse to bond, even with the heavy-duty sealant, you will be left with gaps that will defeat the very purpose of having gutters. If this is the case, there is not much else you can do except replace your gutters.

To avoid having to deal with the same problems in the future, you may want to invest in seamless gutters for your gutter replacement project. While more costly than their traditional sectioned counterparts, seamless gutters come with so many benefits that make them well worth the investment.

Failure to Pitch Properly

It is possible to fix saggy gutters, but there are instances when there is not much you can do. Gutters that won't pitch properly even after some repairs will not drain the water as they should. If water is not flowing in the right direction, or at all, then your gutters have outlived their usefulness, and it is definitely time for new ones.

During the gutter replacement, it is crucial to ensure that the installation crew gets the pitch or slope just right to avoid water clogging up in your gutters or flowing in the wrong direction.

Major Dents

Minor dents here and there along your gutters are easy to fix and will not present any major problems. However, you may have to consider a gutter replacement if your gutters suffer major dents as a result of freak happenings and accidents such as a tree falling against them following a bad storm.

If an inspection and assessment of your gutters reveal the outlined problems, then it will make every sense to go for a total gutter replacement.

For more information, contact a gutter replacement service.


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Welcome to my blog. My name is Nigel and my new found passion is roofing. Roofing might seem like a strange thing to be excited about. If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would love roofing, I would have laughed in your face. However, all of that changed when I decided to install a new roof on my home. We had been having problems for a while with water leaking into the attic so I decided to take action. The contractor was so helpful I couldn't help but become fascinated by the different roofing solutions. I hope you like the blog.