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When Should Gutters Be Replaced?

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When should gutters be replaced?

Knowing the signs to look for that indicate when gutters should be replaced can save you a lot of time and trouble down the road. At Tristar Gutters, we understand the importance of having highly functional gutters on your home. That is why we offer a wide range of gutter systems for residential buildings.



Common Signs That Your Gutters Need to Be Replaced

Some of the most common signs that your gutters need to be replaced include:

1. Pooling Water at the Home’s Foundation

Consider walking around the outside of your home after a storm or after it has been raining for a few days to see if there are any pools of water near the foundation. Pooling water near the foundation can mean that there is a significant leak or a point of overflow in your gutters.

2. Discolouration, Peeling, or Rot

When inspecting your gutters, make sure to look directly under the entire run of the gutter system. If there is any discolouration, peeling, or rot on one of the surfaces beneath the gutters, especially if the damage is apparent on more than a few feet, you will most likely need new gutters.

3. Sagging and Uneven Gutters

Make sure to take the time to step back and have a good look at your gutters from all sides of the house. If it appears that a section is sagging or pulling away at the edge of the roof, you will need to investigate further by climbing a ladder and taking a closer look at the damage. In most cases, irreparable damage will be obvious, but, if you are unsure, you can always call a gutter professional for a second opinion.

4. Mildew in the Basement

If you have recently found signs of mildew in the basement, chances are that water has spilled from the gutters and seeped through the exterior foundation. To determine the source of the mildew, consider following the mildew path to find the trouble area with your gutter system.

If you would like to learn more about knowing when gutters should be replaced, or if you are interested in one of our gutter systems or gutter services, please contact Tristar Gutters at 604-533-0500. Our team of Langley gutter professionals would love to help you choose the right gutter system for your home or building.