Gutters are an understated yet critically important upgrade for your home. They make a surprising design impact on curb appeal, but more importantly, they improve the function of your home’s performance.
It’s easy to overlook the signs of needing new gutters until they become big problems. Keep a lookout for the following:
Mystery Mosquito Infestation
Have you noticed an influx in the mosquito population near your home? Your gutters might be to blame.
This is because broken or under performing gutters can leak or result in standing water. As long as there is a standing water source nearby, it can turn into a mosquito breeding ground.
If you have a hard time detecting the source of mosquitoes around your house, check the condition of your gutters.
In addition to mosquitoes, you might find pooling water near your home’s foundation. This is a sign of leaky or clogged gutters.
Water overflows inside clogged rain gutters and collects at your foundation. This pooling water can attract a mosquito infestation. Furthermore, it can cause complications to your basement including flooding and cracks.
This is a telltale sign that it’s time for new gutter installation or gutter protection. Going without gutter guards exposes your gutters to all the debris from trees and the atmosphere. Even small and seemingly innocent pine needles can ultimately lead to clogged gutters.
Once you discover an issue with clogged gutters, it’s time to take a closer look at their quality and construction.
Cracks and Rust
Take a step back and consider the condition of your gutters. Are they rusted? Are they missing screws or are they sagging?
This indicates that your gutters have reached the end of their lifespan. Failing gutters will ultimately form holes, begin leaking water, and start leading to an array of problems for your home and pocketbook.
Get New Gutters from Englert LeafGuard
LeafGuard offers incredible gutter protection and seamless gutters to enhance the performance of your home. If your gutters are ready for an upgrade, get in contact with us today for a quote.