Gutter Contractors - serving Mechanicsville MD and surrounding areas
Gutters serve a critical role in your home. However, overtime gutters can start to get worn out. When this happens, the functionality of your gutters will start to fade. It may be time to replace them with something new. With expert support from Summit Exteriors, you can choose the right gutters for your home or budget.
Take a look at these top three big indicators that your gutters may need to be replaced and then give us a call. We can come and take a look and let you know where you may be at risk for overall water damage due to ineffective gutters!
1. Water Damaged Landscaping Near Your Home
Have you noticed some of the plants or foliage near your home looking particularly water-logged after rain? Maybe more so than they should? Over saturation of moisture to your grass, plants and general landscaping can be devastating. But more importantly, it may be a big indicator that your gutters are leaking, placing water where they shouldn’t!
2. Flooding Basement
Continuing the theme of water where it shouldn’t be… if you notice a build-up of water in your basement, coming in through the ceiling or corners or your house, you may have faulty gutters to blame. If your gutters aren’t correctly channeling water towards your downspouts, or have cracks and holes in them, allowing water to escape before properly exiting via a downspout, you risk water damage inside your home or potentially to your foundation.
3. Separating Gutters
Your gutters may not have visible holes or cracks but may instead have pulled away from the roofline itself. If you have separated gutters, the water that rolls away from your roof doesn’t even make it to the gutters themselves but instead falls directly onto the ground below, which can devastate landscaping and plant life, and also cause catastrophic damage to your foundation or basement.
Gutters can oftentimes be forgotten when it comes to roofing and siding repair. However, they play a vitally important role in the life of your roof, siding, and home. Typically, gutters should last about 20-50 years. For most homeowners, that means replacing your gutters at least once during your home ownership. There are a few different types of materials you can look at when you are choosing replacement gutters. Galvanized steel gutters should last you about 20 years. Higher end replacement gutter systems, such as copper have a longer lifespan, potentially up to 50 years.
Regardless of what type of gutter system you end up purchasing, you want to be sure that your gutters are installed by gutter and roofing contractor experts. Summit Exteriors are professional gutter and roof repair contractors located right here in Southern Maryland. If you are in need of gutter replacement or have questions about whether or not your gutters are protecting your home like they should, please don’t hesitate to give us call! Our expert gutter and roof repair contractors will help you choose the best type of gutters for your home and your budget.