Time For Gutter Replacement in Denver CO
Get your mind into the gutter.
No, not cleaning them. Replacing them. Average gutters should last at least 20 years in Colorado, so if you take care of them, this isn't a job you'll have to do often.
You may be wondering how to know when it's time for a gutters replacement.
It's a simple enough question, but it doesn't have a simple answer. Knowing when your gutters need replacing, as opposed to cleaning or repairing, is something that will come with you learning a bit more about gutters.
That's where we come in. Here, we'll look at when to replace gutters, how to replace gutters, and what new gutters you should get when the time comes.
Hold the ladder, we're going up.
When Is Gutters Replacement Necessary?
Gutters are like a protective ring around the top of your house. They stop bad things from happening, so you need to take care of them to protect you’re home from more harmful events.
The easiest way to tell how your gutters are doing is by looking at them. Walk around your house and look for sagging, splitting, holes, loose fasteners, and peeling paint.
Once you've done that, wait until it's raining out, put a raincoat on, and do it again. Make sure that the water is flowing properly in the downspouts, and make sure that there are no breaches where water comes directly off your roof.
Some gutter repair can be done without calling a professional.
Loose gutters and missing downspouts can be easily fixed. Bent and sagging gutters can be repaired by good DIYers. Anything more complicated should be done by a professional.
If you see holes or splits, that's when you need to replace your gutters altogether. Those rusty patches you see are holes in the making, so if you notice some of those, you'll have problems in the future.
How To Replace Gutters
If you have any of the above symptoms, have your gutters replaced immediately.
Have a professional do the job for you. If you're an amateur trying to replace gutters, you'll run the risk of damaging your roof or siding.
Depending on the extent of the gutter damage, the company will either replace a portion of the gutter system or the replace the entire thing with beautiful seamless gutters.
If you think you have gutter damage, obtain a quote from Colorado Seamless Gutters to promptly fix your problem.
Which Type Of Gutters to Get & Maintenance
There are two good options for gutters in Colorado. Aluminum is a good choice as it will never rust, but due to its softness, it's susceptible to denting and warping.
Pre-painted galvanized steel has superior strength to aluminum, so you shouldn't see any physical damage. They're also guaranteed for 20 years against rust damage.
To keep your gutters well-maintained, clean them regularly. They won't last 20 years if you don't look after them.
Go out and clean them at least twice a year, in spring and fall. Take out branches leaves, and anything else that might cause clogging.
While you're cleaning, keep an eye on any loose screws pulling the gutters away from the house and repair any damage quickly. This will prevent any large scale repairs or replacement.
Gutters Save Houses
Maintaining your gutters and the very occasional gutters replacement is healthy for the longevity of your home. Having sturdy gutters will prevent large-scale rain damage, so the small cost of repair or replacement now is worth it.
Get outside and check on your gutters today, and call us for a quote or visit our website for information on gutter cleaning and repair.
Colorado Seamless Gutters
1359 Horizon Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026-9304
Ph.: (303) 447-1555