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Just like your roof, your home’s gutters can wear out over time. Few people want to think about replacing their gutters, but the alternative is much worse. If you ignore leaking gutters, you could experience significant and costly damage to your home. Not sure what to look for? Here are six signs your gutters need to be replaced. 

1. Cracks

Any cracks in your gutters are something to take seriously. Even small cracks will eventually get bigger and lead to major water leaks. Water making its way through your gutters can damage your home’s shingles, fascia, and foundation. 

2. Pooling Water

Keeping your gutters clean and well-maintained is the key to prolonging their useful life. If you notice pooling water or mildew at the base of your home, it could be a signal that something isn’t right. Your gutters might simply be clogged, or they could be damaged and need replacing. 

3. Peeling Paint

If you see peeling paint on your home’s gutters, this is a sign of a potential issue. Your gutter’s paint should be able to weather extreme conditions like ice, snow, and the occasional buildup of debris. When the paint begins to peel, it could be a sign that your gutters aren’t removing water as they should. 

4. Sagging Gutters

One of the biggest signs that you need to replace your gutters is when you see them sagging or pulling away from the structure. You won’t even need a ladder to see this. When gutters sag, this means they are overburdened with weight, or the system isn’t the right type for your home. Once the damage is done, replacement is the best option. 

5. Rust

Another obvious sign that it’s time for gutter replacement is when you notice rust on your gutter system. Areas of rust can indicate that the integrity of your gutters has been compromised, meaning they are weaker and won’t provide the protection you need. 

6. Broken Seams

A home’s gutters need tight seals at the seams to work as intended. When that seal is damaged or broken, you risk leaks and damage to your structure. While you can repair some broken seams, you will eventually need to replace your gutters. When you do, you may wish to consider a system that won’t have this type of issue. 

Seamless Gutter Systems from Excel Metal Roofing

If any of these signs seem familiar, it’s probably time to think about replacing the gutters on your home. At Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C., we specialize in seamless gutter systems that provide exceptional protection against sagging and leaking, protecting your home for years to come. 

Our seamless gutters are customized on-site, so they fit your home exactly. They are available in a wide range of colors and come with one of the top warranties in the industry. Contact us today for more information.