Gutter Replacement, San Francisco, Oakland, Daly City CA
Gutters are extremely important for the life of your house. They are responsible for directing water from your roof and directing the flow to the sewage system. The gutters also prevent water from pooling up on the top of your home and seeping into the walls, and ceilings, as well as the foundation and basement. When water comes off the roof, and there are no gutters to take the water it can pound the foundation next to your home, compromising its structural integrity and soundness. Over time this can lead to damage of your home's foundation. Most gutters made of steel, iron, or aluminum have 20 year lives, while copper can last about 50 years.
Some signs that your gutter needs replacing are as follows.
- There are several rust spots, cracks, and holes in your gutter. This is a sign that the metal is falling apart, and water will be seeping through these spots.
- A lot of the fasteners are breaking and falling apart. Although these can be refastened, if the problem still persists after repairing, the problem might be with the gutters.
-Gutters have started separating. Gutters are meant to connect to one another, and once they separate the gutters have lost their purpose. If they start to separate in several areas regularly, it might be time for a replacement.
-You see the gutters separate from the roof. While you can nail in fasteners to keep the gutters attached to the roof, this problem will only get worse as time goes on. If this is a regular occurrence, it might mean that the fascia board has problems such as rotting. Replacing your fascia as well as the gutters can fix this problem.
-The gutters sag or have improper pitch. In these situations the gutter might sag at certain points, and water will pool in this certain area, causing pressure on the fascia board, roof, and gutters. Eventually water will start flooding out from the points where the gutters sag, which can damage the foundation around the home.
-Paint is peeling off of the walls near the gutter. This is a sign water isn't flowing through the gutters, but from the roof to the walls, which can lead to the exterior paint peeling off of the walls.
-Pooling water and dirt channels.
-Landscape has started eroding. This might be a sign the gutters aren't functioning the way they are supposed to, and water is interfering with the look and health of your landscape.
-Flooding in the basement. When your basement has started flooding, it is a headache to deal with, and if not dealt with correctly and on time, can lead to expensive repairs. The flooding most likely has to do with gutter problems.