Gutters are one of the essential parts of a roofing system. They prevent water damage by directing rainwater away from your building’s foundation. Over time, gutters can become damaged. From blockages to pest infestations, there are several causes of gutter damage. Damaged gutters can cause serious structural damage to your commercial building. The sooner you replace them, the better.
If you are looking for signs that it is time to call a professional to repair or replace your gutters, look no further. ARS Roofing & Gutters is the leading team of commercial roofers and gutter service providers in Sonoma County. Our team has experience performing gutter replacements on even the most complex commercial buildings. The following are a few signs that it is time for new gutters on your commercial building.
Many manufacturers paint their gutters to weatherproof them. Peeling paint could mean your gutters must be replaced because they no longer remove water properly. Gutter paint peeling can also indicate cracks in the system.
When the paint on your gutters flakes away, they can begin to rust. Rust spots can turn into holes over time, allowing rainwater to seep. If you notice rust spots on your gutters or flakes on your ground, you will want to replace your gutters as soon as possible.
The seams where two gutter pieces connect are the weakest points of a gutter system. If your gutters are pulling apart at the seams, chances are they are on their last legs and need to be replaced. The best way to prevent extensive cracking is to repair cracks as soon as they form. If you ignore small cracks or splits, they can widen over time, resulting in gutter damage.
Your Gutters are Sagging or Pulling Away from Your Home
Sagging gutters are too heavy for their original fasteners or supports. They could mean either of two things – your gutters are full of water and are pulling away due to the weight, or your gutter fasteners have worn out.
Sagging gutters are unable to do their job. If you have re-fastened your gutter multiple times, but they continue to sag or pull away from your roof, it’s a sign that your gutters are past their prime or the fascia board on your roof has begun to rot.
If you notice water pooling along the edge of your house or near your foundation, consider replacing your gutters. Pooling water is an obvious sign that your gutters need to be fixed. It could mean the water is spilling over your gutters instead of running through your gutter system and into your downspouts.
Water Marks Directly Beneath the Gutters
Check your gutters on a relatively sunny day. Watermarks underneath them could mean leaking or overflowing water escaping your gutters. It could indicate that your gutters are leaking into the siding of your home. Water damage can lead to mold growth. Before things go south, replace your gutters.
ARS Roofing & Gutters specializes in commercial roofing and gutter repair and replacement in Sonoma County. Our roofing technicians possess specialized knowledge that enables them to develop customized gutter solutions. To learn more, or schedule your commercial gutter repair, call (707)584-5900.