Ahh Spring in Indianapolis!
There’s no other place to be than Indianapolis in the spring or summer time. But with the change in weather, there’s more time spent outside. Yes, it’s the time of year when things have begun to warm up outside and you’re out doing your ever beloved yard work or lot clean up and you notice something “funny” about your gutters.
As you survey the building the thought comes to mind that it may be time to replace gutters. But first, you decide to call a gutter cleaning service. When you make the phone call to get your gutters cleaned, don’t be surprised, your gutter replacement contractor can also act as a gutter cleaning service as well.
Is it time to replace gutters?
Before the gutter cleaning and maintenance service arrives, you may want to take note of the following items and come to grips that it may be time to replace those gutter aprons. Or a look at a new gutter and downspout installation. These are some of the warning signs that it may be time to replace gutters in your building.
Cracks, holes, or rust spots in the gutters
If upon your inspection you notice a number of oddly colored spots on the outside of the gutters. Those spots could mean that rust has created separations, holes or serious cracks in the gutters. The spots are also indicators that there may be some sort of back up or serious clog in the gutter. Either way, that could indicate a time for a professional gutter cleaning and maintenance service to come and service your gutters.
Broken fasteners and hangers
If you’re wondering what gutter hangers are, well just as they sound. Gutter hangers are the parts of the system that fasten the gutters to the eaves of the roof of your home. If those are cracked, rusted or broken, then you should look to replace the fasteners as soon as possible. This is something that the DIY’er can accomplish on their own, HOWEVER, broken fasteners may be an indicator of a more significant problem. iRESTORE offers a free estimate, so it makes sense to give us a call at 317-361-5554 to get those fasteners examined as soon as possible.
Separated gutters and pooling water
If there’s been a bit of a while since you’ve had a cleaning, expect clogged gutters. If the gutters haven’t been cleaned in the time, there may be an excess weight of leaves, twigs, and pooling water can also make the gutters sag. Sagging gutters may mean a rotting fascia and an overall roof deck replacement and could be the sign that it’s time for an Indianapolis home restoration project. Pooling water can also result in rust.
Love your gutters.