Your gutters go through a lot, and yet are often neglected or misunderstood.
Over time, neglected gutters and downspouts can start to experience problems with moving rainwater away from your property, and eventually you may wonder whether they need to be replaced.
If you are looking for advice about guttering and roofing in Rockhampton, then Roof Tek CQ are here to help you.
Cracks and splits
Perhaps the biggest sign that all is not well with your gutters is a visible crack.
Not only is a cracked gutter completely useless, it is also evidence that the gutter has started to deteriorate.
A crack by itself might be repaired, but more than one indicates that replacement will be necessary.
The gutter is at its most vulnerable where it is joined to a second piece of pipe.
Where the seams are connected, it is common to see leaks and small gaps appear.
These are fixable, but Roof Tek CQ will away suggest a complete replacement to avoid a repeat of the problem.
Like cracking, this is a sign that all is not well with your gutter, and that it is horribly too old to continue.
If your paint is flaking on the gutter, it’s an indication that there is moisture building up on the outside.
You need expert roofers like Roof Tek CQ to examine the issue and decide whether the gutters will need to be replaced.
Rotten beams nearby
The primary role of your gutters is to remove water from around your home, so signs of rot and similar damage suggest that your gutters can’t keep up with the amount of rain that is falling.
Interior drywall becoming water damaged, wood trim splitting and falling away and wood becoming swollen with water or suggest that your gutters need to be replaced.
If water is pouring out of your downspout after a storm, but your gutters are still shedding water onto your paths and patios, then you might want to think about a replacement.
Overflows are usually evidence that doctors have not been properly installed, or are so poorly designed that they can’t cope with the amount of water coming from your roof line.
Talking to experts about your gutters
If you are unsure whether you need to replace your gutters or not, then you need to speak to specialists in roofing near Rockhampton.
Roof Tek CQ can offer you advice about gutters, downspouts and other elements of roofing, so ask us questions online or call 07-4922-9992 and let us talk to you about your guttering.
For more information on roofing, view our previous blog on roof styles.