When it comes to exterior components of a home, gutters aren’t usually the first thing that come to mind. But while your gutter system is relatively low-key, it actually does a lot to protect your property from moisture damage. As such, it’s important to make sure that you are choosing the right gutters, starting with knowing all you can about them.
Gutter installation shouldn’t be a difficult project for homeowners. However, hiring an experienced professional is key to ensuring correct installation and excellent results.
Properly installed, most gutter systems can be expected to last 20 years, with the exception of copper gutters that are rated with a service life of at least 50 years. Given the role they play alongside your roofing system, it’s important to make sure your gutters are in top shape at all times, but you should also know when it’s time for a replacement.
If you’ve lived long in your current home, chances are you’ve seen your gutters do things to your home they normally wouldn’t be doing if they were in tip-top shape. Those are red flags that tell you it’s time to replace your gutters.