Telltale signs it’s time for a gutter replacement

29th May 2020

The guttering and spouting of a property play an essential role when it comes to efficient rainwater management. Like anything that is left out in the elements, your gutters are going to age over time and not work as well as they once did. This is why you must pay attention to your gutters so you can identify when the time comes for a replacement.

Here at Custom Fascia & Spouting, we’ve been assisting property owners in Auckland and across New Zealand with their guttering needs for many years. Read below as we reveal the most common signs that it’s time for a gutter replacement.


1. Leaks:

The first telltale sign that your gutters are most likely due for a replacement is when you start noticing leaks. Old gutters won’t last forever and after time you will inevitably experience issues with cracked and split gutters.

When cracks aren’t repaired, they will only continue to worsen and eventually turn into troublesome leaks throughout your guttering and piping. It’s recommended that you have your gutters inspected by a professional to determine whether a repair or replacement is your best option.

2. Separating Seams:

Over time, you may start to notice the seams of your guttering separating, sagging or pulling away from your property. This is particularly common if your property has standard types of sectional guttering installed rather than continuous spouting.

Gutters will sometimes start to sag or pull away from the property when they are significantly full of debris. Once a gutter begins to completely separate it’s time to think about a replacement ASAP.

3. Peeling Paint:

If your gutter has been painted, the paint may begin to peel away, this is a likely sign that rust is forming and that water isn’t being expelled from the gutters as it should be. More often than not, this is a clear sign that the guttering has aged significantly and your best option is most likely to consider a replacement.

If the peeling paint is only occurring in one area, a simple repair may do the job. If you’re noticing the paint peeling in multiple areas, however, we recommend a replacement.

4. Mould or Mildew:

The presence of mould, mildew or other moisture issues in your roofing can be an indication that your guttering and spouting are not doing their job correctly. Other issues may even include rotting wood which could mean water is being funnelled directly onto wooden surfaces of your property.

You should inspect your guttering and spouting to determine if there are any leaks present that could be causing your moisture issues. You may also notice that water has started running the wrong way or is pooling in a certain area due to the drooping gutters.

Time for a gutter replacement?

The team at Custom Fascia and Spouting are experts when it comes to guttering and spouting and will always provide you with reliable advice. We often recommend our clients opt for continuous spouting because it’s less likely to have issues involving cracks, leaks and separating sections due to the unique continuous design.

For further information or to arrange your obligation-free quote, be sure to get in touch with our team of specialists today.

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