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Signs That Your Gutters Need Repair: What to Look Out For

As a homeowner, it's essential to maintain your property to prevent costly repairs down the line. One crucial aspect of home maintenance is ensuring that your gutters are functioning correctly.

Gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage, but they can become damaged or clogged over time. In this blog post, we will discuss five warning signs that your gutters need repair and what to look out for to keep your home safe and dry.

1. Sagging Gutters

One of the most visible signs that your gutters need repair is sagging. Gutters are designed to be sturdy and maintain their shape, but over time, they can start to sag due to the weight of debris, ice, or snow.

If you notice that your gutters are sagging or pulling away from your home, it's essential to address the issue immediately.

Sagging gutters can lead to:

  • Water damage
  • Foundation problems
  • And even structural damage to your home

2. Cracks or Holes

Cracks and holes in your gutters can lead to leaks, which can cause water damage to your home's exterior and foundation. Inspect your gutters regularly for any visible cracks or holes.

Small cracks can be repaired with a gutter sealant, but larger holes may require professional repair or replacement. We recommend inspecting your gutters and downspouts for damage at least twice a year.

3. Overflowing Water

If you notice water overflowing from your gutters during a rainstorm, it's a clear sign that something is wrong. Overflowing water can be caused by clogged gutters, which can lead to water damage and even foundation issues. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly to prevent debris buildup and ensure proper water flow. 

4. Rust or Peeling Paint

Rust or peeling paint on your gutters is a sign that water is not draining correctly and is causing damage to the gutter material. If you notice rust or peeling paint, it's essential to address the issue quickly to prevent further damage.

In some cases, you may be able to sand and repaint the affected area, but severe rust or damage may require gutter replacement.

5. Water Stains or Mold

Water stains or mold on your home's exterior, especially near the gutters, is a sign that your gutters are not functioning correctly. This can be caused by clogged or damaged gutters that are not adequately directing water away from your home.

If you notice water stains or mold, it's crucial to address the issue quickly to prevent further damage to your home's exterior and foundation.

Call Cornerstone Roofing and Restoration Today

If you notice any of these warning signs, it's essential to take action quickly to protect your home from potential water damage. At Cornerstone Roofing and Restoration, we specialize in gutter repair and replacement, ensuring that your home stays safe and dry. Our team of experts can assess your gutter issues and provide the best solution for your specific needs.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and ensure that your gutters are functioning correctly to protect your home!

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