Do Your Gutters Need Replacing?

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Gutters play an integral role when it comes to your property’s rainwater management system. It usually isn’t until an issue occurs, like a leak or crack, that we realise how important our gutters are.

The team at Custom Fascia & Spouting are guttering specialists and we’ve seen just about every issue there is when it comes to Auckland properties and their gutters.

To help you start looking out for the warning signs that your gutters need replacing or repairs, we’ve put together a summary of some of the most common guttering problems we come across.


1. Leaks:

If you notice water is starting to leak at the seams of your gutters or in any other area, it’s probably time for a replacement. The seams are the most fragile part of the guttering, so they are often more prone to developing leaks over time.

A simple repair could do the trick—but you may find that it won’t hold up and the leak will keep coming back. This is why it’s often more practical and cost-effective to opt for a replacement because you won’t have to worry about constantly having those pesky leaks mended when they keep developing.

2. Rust:

Rust is another telltale sign that it’s possibly time to invest in a new guttering system for your property. Over time, rust will develop and when ignored it will only become worse and worse. If you notice the paint on your gutters is starting to peel away or there’s orange flecks starting to appear, it’s most probably due to rust.

Rust will often lead to bigger issues down the track, including weakened gutters that will develop cracks, splits and leaks. Don’t let your guttering get to this stage—consider new gutters or ask a professional for advice.

3. Cracks

An easy way to tell if your gutters will soon need replacing is to inspect if there are any cracks or splits present. If you find cracks in your guttering, it’s very possible they will only continue to get worse over time and eventually lead to spots where leaks will occur.

This will mean water will leak onto your house and fascia, causing more long term damage. Gaps in your guttering are another major sign that you’re due for a replacement because the water will not flow throughout the gutter as it’s supposed to.

Replace Your Gutters:

If you’ve noticed any of the above issues in your guttering, it’s probably time for a replacement job. The skilled team at Custom Fascia & Spouting provide a range of guttering and spouting services to match our client’s needs and budget.

For more advice on guttering and any of our replacement services, be sure to get in contact with our professional team. We service Auckland and the Bay of Plenty regions—give us a call today.

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