Did you know that your gutters are an essential element of your home? Many of us think of gutters only in terms of how we need to clean them, but there is much more to your gutters than collecting leaves and water. Your gutters play one of the most important roles in keeping water away from your foundation, which is essential to keep cracks from forming and preventing erosion.
At Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC, we want to ensure that your gutters are able to protect your foundation from pooling water and other dangers, so we have come up with a few signs for you to watch out for that can indicate trouble for your gutters.
1. Sagging- Just like your pants, you don’t want to see sagging in your gutters! Sagging gutters indicate issues not just with your soffits, but with the integrity of your gutters. They might be overly full, the wrong shape or have another issue that should be dealt with.
2. Rotting/Peeling Cladding- If you notice paint peeling along the roofline of your home or rotting areas of wood cladding, then your gutters are not shunting water away from your property like they should. Instead, they might be leaving standing water, which creates rot and mold.
3. Rust- Rust tends to spread along metal areas and degrades the metal. If your gutters are rusting and staining, then chances are good they’ll need repairs soon.
For more warning signs that your gutters are in trouble, contact us here at Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC.