When a home doesn’t have a properly working gutter system, complications can occur. The water will spill over the edge of the roof, leading to several different issues such as foundation damage, structural issues, mold, mildew, and a flooding basement. Each of these situations can be expensive to fix.
As Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That means that it is better to take severe precautions than to suffer severe consequences later. It is wise to make sure your gutters are doing their job, rather than fix messes later.
In the Orlando area, how much will new gutters cost? Seamless gutters can cost between $4 and $12 per linear foot. This amount is dependent on a variety of factors. It is best to contact a trusted roofing professional who is skilled in seamless gutter installation. Pinnacle Roofing in Orlando is the perfect company to contact with any questions you may have regarding seamless gutters! We install gutters designed to last! Our gutter systems ensure leaks don’t send water around the foundation of your home, into the basement, or cause any other types of issues.
How do you know if it’s time to replace your gutter system?
Animals are Present
Birds, squirrels, snakes, and rodents can make homes in the gutters and downspouts. If you notice more animals are present near the roof of your home, they may be creating families and moving into your gutter system. A regular inspection will make sure animals are finding their homes elsewhere. If you haven’t had an inspection of your gutters for quite some time, it is possible the gutters need to be replaced due to the damage caused by animals.
Spilling Water Over the Edges
Waterfalls are lovely to watch, but not with your gutter system! If you notice waterfalls, as you look outside your window, then you will know it is time to clean out your gutters. Debris can quickly build up in the gutters, causing water to not flow freely. This will cause the water to overflow over the edges of the gutter system. If debris has built up in the gutters and downspouts, there is a chance they are beginning to rust. The fasteners can become corroded and break. At this time, you will need to replace the whole gutter system.
This is an indication of extra weight on the system. Extra weight can be caused by debris, shingle grit, pine needles, or nests, as indicated above. The weight of the gutter will cause the fasteners to break and pull away from the roof. This will create a costly repair.
Have you seen plants growing out of the gutters? This is an indication that the gutters need to be cleaned out, and secondly, most likely replaced. Gutters are the perfect spot for seeds to land and germinate however they are not ideal for the homeowner. The weight of plants can become too heavy for the gutters, and cause them to pull away from the home. This is a costly repair and best if avoided. Plants should remain on the ground, rather than in the gutters.
Pinnacle Roofing in Orlando is different than other roofing companies due to our exceptional customer service and top-notch workmanship. We are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to seamless gutters and strive to offer the best in products for each customer. Our team is here to assist you from start to finish and we treat every home as if it were our own.
Contact us today to learn how we can improve your home and gutter system with new seamless gutters! We look forward to hearing from you!