Summer is the perfect season for upgrading the exterior of your home. Many homeowners inspect and upgrade their landscaping, patios, and driveways in the summer. Many people paint and refinish their decks and add retaining walls and fire pits. If you are among the homeowners who are upgrading your home’s exterior this summer, you should also check your gutters.
Upgrading your gutters isn’t the most glamorous outdoor improvement project, but it is a very important one. If your gutters are failing, they can damage your siding, windows, and doors with rot, mold, and mildew. Failing gutters also can lead to moisture and flooding in your basement and foundation damage! If your gutters are showing age, sagging or cracking, you need to upgrade your gutters, as this can give your home an instant facelift.
How do you know when gutters need to be replaced?
A visual inspection of your gutters is enough to determine if your gutters need a replacement or not. Generally, gutters will last for 10 to 15 years. If you are past or close to this time frame for your gutters, you should inspect your gutters. Walk around gutters to look for cracks, holes or sagging. On a rainy day, you can take a walk to see if your gutters are leaking or overflowing in any place. When your gutters have deteriorated to the point of being unsightly, or if they are no longer effectively diverting water runoff from your roof, it’s time to replace your gutters.
What types of gutters should you choose?
When you start gutter shopping, you will soon realize that there are a lot of options on the market for gutter replacements. Gutters come in a variety of shapes, materials, and colors. The type of gutters you choose for your home will depend on your style, the amount of water generated by your roofline and your budget. You may choose to opt for specialty gutters for a more dramatic look, more durable materials for longer lasting gutters or gutter guards that keep you from having to clean out your gutters every spring and fall.
Who can you call for a gutter replacement?
If you live in middle Tennessee, Scott Brasfield, The Gutterman of TN, is the person to call! The Gutterman is greater Nashville’s top gutter replacement company. Scott has been working on homes in and around Nashville for more than 25 years, and he’s specialized in gutters and roofs for nearly two decades! The Gutterman of TN offers a variety of traditional vinyl gutters, specialty gutters, and gutter guards. As middle Tennessee’s gutter expert, Scott and his team can inspect your home, your existing gutters and your roof to recommend the gutter replacement that’s right for you.
No matter your gutter replacement needs, in and around Nashville, The Gutterman of TN is the one to call. If a gutter replacement is on your summertime outdoor improvement list, call to schedule your consultation with The Gutterman today!