Gutters are an essential part of your home's roofing system, and work to drain water off of your roof during storms and as the snow and ice melts in the spring. Damaged or old gutters can cause all sorts of complications for your roof, the interior of your home, and even your landscape. Understanding some of the reasons why you may want to consider replacing your gutter system can help you determine if this is the best course of action for your needs.
1. Reduced Maintenance
Old gutters that have become damaged and bent out of shape can make it much more likely that leaves and other pieces of organic debris get stuck in your gutters as water drains through them. This means that sagging, rusting, or otherwise deformed gutters will require more constant cleaning to continue to operate properly. Beyond that, the added weight of collected organic debris can begin to cause your gutters to pull away from the side of your home. This can be a serious issue that affects how well your gutters can actually drain water off of your roof and can require professional repair. Replacing your gutters can decrease the overall amount of cleaning that you will have to do, and help keep your repair bills at a minimum.
2. Protect Your Home and Landscape
In a similar vein to the above point, damaged gutters or gutters that are prone to frequent clogs due to a buildup of debris can cause water to leak out of the side of your gutters. This water can get behind your siding and cause damage behind the walls of the interior of your home, or even seep into the foundation, where it can cause more serious cracking and shifting. Furthermore, leaking water from your gutters can also cause erosion of flowerbeds and soil, as water is not able to properly drain out of your downspouts and into areas that can better absorb heavy quantities of moisture.
3. Property Value
Finally, the last reason why you should consider replacing old gutters is that doing so can positively impact the value of your home. Part of this is the actual material costs and reduced maintenance that comes with installing a new gutter system, but the other aspect is the fact that a newer gutter system is much more aesthetically appealing. This can boost the curb appeal of your home, and give potential buyers a more positive impression of your property.
For more information, contact a company like SUNVEK.