Spring has been a bit slow to start, and all this rain, snow and ice is certainly putting a damper on your plans – and probably putting your aging gutters to the test. Do I need new gutters, or can they be repaired?

If your aging gutters are performing well, that’s great news. After all, our gutters keep our homes and landscaping safe from water damage!But if you are wondering if they have what it takes to go the distance with these spring storms – and upcoming summer storms – we have some answers. Here’s how to tell if your aging gutters are ready for a spring or summer storm or if you need new gutters. Read on:

Visual signs

If your aging gutters are showing signs of wear and tear, like rust, peeling or chipping paint, cracks, splits or holes, you might want to consider new gutters this season. Small cracks can grow and rust is not good either. Both are signs that water isn’t moving away from your home as well as it should.

Another sign is sagging or poorly hanging gutters. Sometimes, they can be fixed; sometimes they need to be replaced.

Mold or mildew

When you are inspecting your home’s exterior, be on the lookout for mold or mildew on your siding, brick or wood. Generally speaking, mold and mildew mean that water is present and if that’s the case, it could mean you need new gutters. Sometimes, however, it means your gutters might be clogged, so having them cleaned (either DIY or by a professional) is a good place to start.

Aging gutters

Let’s face it. If you haven’t replaced your gutters in 15-20 years, it might be time. Technology changes and there are many new options for gutters that you don’t have to clean or maintain.

Feazel Inc.

At Feazel, we can help you determine if 2018 is the year you invest in new gutters.

Schedule an inspection today!