The primary purpose of gutters is to divert rainwater away from a building so that it doesn’t pool and cause structural damage. A common problem that The Brothers that just do Gutters see is rain gutters that are leaking, sagging, overflowing, or collecting water near the foundation of a home. If you don’t address these problems, you might end up with serious structural and foundational concerns with your home from water seepage. Gutter guard installation, gutter cleaning, and gutter repair are all tasks that should be completed simultaneously with the construction of a gutter system. Call The Brothers that just do Gutters at (865) 314-8785 for your gutter repair estimate.
Old gutters is a relative term, but it’s a really good indication your gutters are old if they are:
Often times we arrive at a job to check on repairs, and we realize the client is in need of a gutter installation instead. If your gutters are leaking at the seams, it may be time to update to seamless gutters. If your gutters were installed with spike and ferrule, they are likely 20 years old, and you could also potentially have rotting fascia.
Finding gutter problems before they need major repairs is essential. Rainwater spilling over the edges of your gutters or the presence of rust and corrosion are both indications that your gutters are deteriorating and in need of gutter repair. Uneven or sagging gutters, which might be the result of trash accumulation or trapped water, are another warning sign. Water leaking from the gutters can cause external problems such as peeling paint and water stains. Gutter life may be prolonged with routine cleaning and maintenance, as can the lifespan of any home protection system.
A gutter system that is properly installed and maintained by regular gutter cleanings or maintenance or protected with gutter guards should last up to 30 years. Gutters that have not been properly maintained usually fail between 10 and 15 years.
If you are experiencing any of the following warning signs, please call us or Request a Quote Online. Our professionals can help to determine whether you need just a gutter repair or if your gutter system needs to be replaced.