Gutter Repair vs Gutter Replacement

Over time you have probably made the decision to either get something repaired or just get a whole-new replacement. Whether it be an appliance in your home, a bike, your phone, or something else of value to you, you have made this type of decision. Your gutters may require this type of decision, too, and you might not know what to do about it. One thing is important, though: If your home’s gutters are damaged or faulty, you should address that issue immediately. Continue reading our blog to learn about gutter repair versus gutter replacement and which is more beneficial for you.

When Should You Repair?

A simple gutter repair can often resolve a minor issue. Cracks, warping, and rusting are a few examples of minor issues that can be solved quickly. Cracks can be treated by washing the area with alcohol and coating it with a sealant. Sagging is also a simple fix. If you notice that your gutters are sagging, do not be alarmed. Replacing the posts that join your gutters to your roof is an easy switch out, as opposed to having new gutters installed.

When Should You Replace?

Unfortunately, there are times when damages are too severe, and a quick repair will not be effective. There are many signs that will let you know when you need a replacement. If your gutters are completely detached from your home, installing new ones is necessary. Mildew buildup or basement flooding mean your gutters are not properly functioning and need a much-needed upgrade. Like most things, your gutters age and once those signs of aging become noticeable, it’s time for a replacement.

Maintaining Your Gutters

To avoid needing a gutter replacement or repair in the future, try to maintain them and keeping them in top-notch shape. Here are a few ways suggestions:

  • Clean your gutters.
  • Repair downspouts.
  • Seal leaks.
  • Have your gutters inspected.

Contact Superior Builders

At Superior Builders, we take pride in our work, and we ensure you’ll see our commitment to customer service and satisfaction through unparalleled craftmanship and professionalism. If you need a gutter replacement or repair, our trusted professionals can ensure that your home’s structure and roof will divert water away from the foundation. Contact us today!