If you’re considering whether to purchase a new gutter system in the next few months or whether to put off investing in a brand new gutter system for another year, Community Builders Tulsa has tips to discover a few key reasons why you should invest in new gutters at your earliest convenience!
Why You Should Get New Gutters:
1. A leaky gutter can cause your house’s exterior walls to start peeling
If you fail to replace an old leaky gutter, your gutter may leak water onto your house’s exterior walls, which can cause your walls to start peeling as a result of excess water. So if you don’t want to have to repaint your house’s exterior walls, when they’re not due to be repainted for several months or years, it’s well worth replacing your home’s gutters before they start to leak.
2. A leaky gutter can cause wood sections of your home to start rotting
If your gutters start to leak droplets of water onto your home’s exterior walls, any wood sections of your home’s exterior may start to rot. Unfortunately, as rot spreads fast, if your exterior walls start to rot due to water which has leaked on to your walls exterior walls, you may have to spend thousands of dollars on having your home’s walls repaired or replaced.
3. An old gutter system may not be able to hold as much water as a brand new gutter system
Another reason why it’s a wise idea to invest in a brand new gutter system is that old gutter systems may become easily stressed by weight, such as water weight and may start to develop cracks or leaks. Worse yet, a gutter system which is not able to handle a decent amount of weight, may actually fall down and damage your home’s exterior walls.
4. Brand new modern gutter systems don’t require as much maintenance as older styles
One reason why it’s definitely well worth investing in having a brand new, modern gutter system installed on your property’s roof is that modern gutter systems, boast innovative new technology, which will ensure that you won’t have to complete maintenance on your gutter system as regular as you would with an older style gutter system.
So if you don’t want to have to climb up on a ladder, in order to inspect your gutter system on a regular basis, do yourself a huge favor and invest in a brand new gutter system today.
5. In a worst-case scenario, an old leaky gutter system may allow water to seep into your house itself
While having water leaked onto your home’s exterior walls can be expensive, if water seeps from a cracked gutter into your home itself, your home may incur serious damage to its floors and walls. Which can be incredibly pricey to fix. Worse yet, water which leaks into your home may damage expensive items such as artwork and furniture.
So if you’ve been considering purchasing a brand new gutter system, or putting your purchase off for another year it’s well worth investing in a new gutter system at your earliest convenience!