Have you ever experienced water streaming down the walls during rainy days? This could be one of the warning signs your Greensboro home needs new gutters. This kind of dampness provides a favorable condition for mold growth. In addition, wet rot in timber and many more can also be experienced if defective gutters are overlooked.
Gutter replacements may or may not be costly but fixing water damage on your roof and walls are more expensive. We hope you never had to deal with that kind of damage.
A lot of signs could be observed on your homes to prevent this kind of mishap. A regular check on your gutters will do.
There are several warning signs that your Greensboro home needs new gutters to prevent a mold disaster on your walls. We recommend that you regularly check and clean your gutters at least twice a year. Do it every three months if you have pine trees (or any other kind of tree) growing above your house. After all, gutters do a silent job in preventing rain water damage on the exterior walls and foundations.
Loose sections. Have a team check the sections of your gutter if they are loose or not. Loose sections make it possible for water to flow on your exterior walls defeating the purpose of your gutters as drainage system.
Rust and Cracks on gutters. Gutters with cracks and rust are useless as a water reservoir with holes. No matter how big or small the cracks are, they still warrant serious appraisal. Schedule an appointment with your roofer as soon as possible.
Bent or Floppy Gutters. Bent and floppy gutters means that they are worn past their usefulness. Call for a gutter inspection and replacement if necessary.
Existence of mold and mildew. Moisture on the walls encourages mold growth. If gutters are broken and will allow water to seep through the walls and its foundations, not only will there be mold growth but also mildew. Downspouts should be six feet away from your home. If water or moisture finds its way to the basement an unsightly, unhealthy and smelly mildew might form. Fix the root of the problem and have your gutters repaired.
Peeling Paint. Who would want another paint job? If water is in contact with walls to frequently due to broken gutters, paint may start to peel.
Rotting wood. Moisture can also accumulate on wooden parts of your homes such as windows and door jambs. Rot on these parts due to malfunctioned gutters would mean less protection from the weather. If gutters start leaking, call in a team as soon as possible to have it inspected before it’s too late.
Call Your Roofing Company, Inc. at (336) 944-0900 as soon as you see the warning signs your Greensboro home needs new gutters. Talk to one of our friendly and trained representatives to learn more about our affordable gutter repair and replacement plans. We also provide a comprehensive roof inspection that covers any sign of damage. This is a small investment that can save you thousands of dollars on damage from mold, mildew, peeling paint and rotting wood. Schedule an appointment today!