Replacing your outdated gutter system will significantly improve your home’s protection against water damage. Clogged or damaged gutters can cause water to overflow to your exterior, roof and foundation, compromising your home’s structural integrity. One way you can ensure your system stays clog-free is by investing in gutter guards.
Learn how long new gutters last and how to prolong their life in this blog post.
How Long Gutter Systems Last
The National Association of Homebuilders says that steel or aluminum gutters normally last for around 20 years. Meanwhile, copper gutters can last for up to 50 years.
To check your existing gutters for damage, look for bends, dents, large holes and cracks. Minor issues like loose gutters or missing downspouts should be easy to deal with. However, gutters with holes or splits are beyond saving. Rust can turn into a bigger problem in the future even if it hasn’t made a hole yet. When the seams of the gutters aren’t connecting or they’re pulling away from the roof, it may be time to get new ones. For quality gutter repairs and replacements, you can count on Patriot Gutters.
Tips to Extend the Life of Your Gutters
With regular maintenance and by addressing damage as soon as detected, your gutters should last longer than expected. Clean your gutters twice a year, every spring and fall or hire a professional to do the job. Make sure to remove all branches and leaves that can cause clogging in the system. The added weight of the debris can also cause the gutters to sag or pull away from the roof. Once you notice cracks, punctures or anything wrong with your gutters, immediately call an expert to have it repaired.
At Patriot Gutters, we are your leading provider of gutter installation and repair services. We also offer gutter guards and siding replacement. Call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Oklahoma, OK.