Tips on When to Replace Instead
of Repair Gutters

Rain gutter systems are enormously important in keeping your home safe and free from damage. Gutters protect your house against flooding and leaks, mold growth, landscaping erosion, foundational damage, and other issues. When something goes wrong with your gutter system due to age or damage, a simple repair can often fix the issue. However, in other situations, a full replacement may be recommended to maintain a functioning gutter system and save you money in the long run.

Signs You Need Gutter Replacement

In many cases, you may be able to fix issues with your rain gutter system with just a repair. Situations, where repair work may be needed, include flaking or peeling, small holes, or damage or detachment limited to only one or two areas.

However, in other cases, a full replacement of your rain gutter system may be advised. Situations where a replacement may be necessary include:

  • Your rain gutters are more than 20 years old. Even the best-installed gutter systems have a maximum lifespan.
  • Water overflows or leaks from your gutter system. This is a sure sign that your gutters are no longer able to perform their function.
  • Your rain gutters are frequently clogging. Clogs will be more frequent if your rain gutters have been compromised structurally.
  • Repairs are needed at an increasing frequency. Once you’re to this point it’s likely more cost-effective to replace the gutter system.
  • There is mildew or rust buildup visible. Rust or mildew indicates that your gutter system is getting too old and in need of replacement.
  • Your rain gutters are fully detaching from the home. An aged rain gutter system may detach from the home despite repairs to fasteners.
  • Sections of the gutter system are sagging. A drooping shape in the gutter lane allows water to collect in these areas.
  • Your gutters are cracked, even if the cracks are small. Over time, these cracks will grow larger and compromise the integrity of the gutter system.
  • Stains or water damage are visible on your home. Wood rot, peeling paint, or rust stains indicate leakage from the gutters.
  • There is leaking or flooding in your basement. This is a sign of leakage and may be indicative of foundational damage.
  • Water is pooling in the gutter system. Standing water places stress on the gutter and is a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Southern Utah Rain Gutter Services

Whether you need rain gutter repair or replacement, or just need an honest expert opinion, turn to Affordable Gutter Service. Based in St. George, Utah, Affordable Gutter Service has been providing southern Utah residents with high-quality gutter installation, replacement, repair, and cleaning services for over 10 years. Contact us today to learn more, request a free quote, or set up an appointment.