3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof’s Eavestroughs

Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 9:00 am , By C Plus Roofing

Your roof’s eavestroughs play an extremely important role in helping protect your roof and extend its life span. They help water escape from your roof and move away from your home, limiting potential water damage issues.

The truth is most people don’t pay any attention to their eaves until something goes wrong with them. Most homeowners know you need to clean your eaves out to make sure water can move freely.

Similar to the lifespan of your shingles, you can expect to get 15-20 years out of your eavestroughs before they need to be replaced. You may get more years out of them depending on the weather in your region. But, are you aware of the signs that it’s time to replace them? Many homeowners don’t.

3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof’s Eavestroughs

Here are 3 telltale signs that it’s time to replace your roof’s eavestroughs:

1. Gutters are pulling away from the roof: If you notice your gutters are starting to pull away from your house, they are slouching in the middle or nails or screws are becoming loose, it’s time to have it inspected.

2. Cracks, holes, rust spots: Any type of cracks, holes, rust, or separation between sections will cause water to leak out rather than run through the downspout.

3. Pooling water: If you notice water pooling in and around your foundation or other areas of your home, this means there is an issue with how your eaves are functioning.

Failure to replace your eavestoughs when require can create a number of water damage, landscaping erosion, and many other issues.

Learn More About Roof Replacement Projects

Taking care of your roof is important. Here are some other insightful blog posts worth reading about roof replacement projects:

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