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5 Things To Consider Before Replacing Your Gutter System

When it comes to selecting the right gutter system for your home, there are a number of factors you should keep in mind. Seamless aluminum gutters and gutter systems are designed to offer homeowners attractive, affordable, and durable options for protecting their homes from water damage. There are some things to consider before you begin your gutter replacement project, though, and here they are:

The Age of the Current Gutters

If your gutters have been around for a long time, then it's time to replace them. As time goes on, gutters will begin to wear out and become less effective at their job of protecting your home from water damage. The first sign that your gutters need to be replaced is when they start leaking. If you find that there are areas in your yard where water collects, or if water begins seeping through cracks in the seams of your gutters, then it's probably time for a replacement.

Materials of the Old Gutters

If your gutters are made of metal, it's likely that they need to be replaced. Metal gutters rust over time and begin to leak. If the metal gutters have been installed on your home for years, they may be leaking and should be replaced. Replacing them with a modern aluminum material might be a good investment because aluminum is resistant to corrosion and rot that affects other materials. 

Damage that Might Need Repairs

If you notice that one or more sections of your gutters are damaged, then you may need to replace them. Common types of damage include cracks in the material, holes or tears, and broken or missing pieces. If any of these issues exist, then there might be other repairs that are needed. If there is damage to the soffit or fascia at the eaves, these repairs will need to be done before the new gutters can be installed. 

Options with the New Gutters

Gutters also come in a range of styles and designs when installing aluminum gutters in your home. You can also select from multiple colors, such as white, brown, black, and even green. Aluminum is available in different gauges as well, so you can choose a thickness that fits your needs perfectly.

Do You Need Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards can help prevent damage due to debris that collects in them. They're also useful for preventing leaves from entering your gutter system during fall months when trees lose their leaves on their own accord or just naturally fall off branches due to weather conditions or wind gusts. If you decide you need them, your contractor can install them during the project. 

If you are ready to replace your old gutter system, consider choosing seamless aluminum gutters for durability, maintenance-free operation, and great curb appeal. Contact an aluminum gutter installation service for help replacing your old gutters.