When was the last time you inspected your gutters? Below, we’ll ask you the question, “Are your gutters ready for fall?” Get the facts on what you need to do as a homeowner to answer “yes” and save money on costly replacements.
Why Neglecting Your Gutters Is a Bad Idea
Fall is a time of transition filled with back-to-school events, holiday preparations, and squeezing in our favorite fall activities. What harm will it be to push off our gutter maintenance a little longer? Surprisingly, a lot.
Neglecting your gutters comes with serious consequences. Clogged or damaged gutters can lead to water damage, foundation problems, and even pest infestations. So, next time you want to put your gutters on the back burner, think again.
Gutter Cleaning, Repair and Replacement – Your Questions, Answered!
Gutters are an important part of your home’s drainage system, so keeping up on maintenance is a must. Here are some things you might not know about gutters.
How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
You should clean your gutters at least twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall. If you have a lot of trees near your home, you may need to clean your gutters more often.
Here are some signs that it’s time to clean your gutters:
- Your gutters are overflowing with water
- Water is backing up behind your gutters
- There’s visible debris in your gutters
- You notice pests in or around your gutters
Do My Gutters Need Repair or Replacement?
Besides regular cleaning, gutters require timely repair and replacement. Minor issues like leaks and loose gutters or downspouts are usually an easy fix. If your gutters have extensive damage, you may need to bite the bullet and replace them.
Unsure whether your gutters need to be repaired or replaced? Your best bet is to reach out to a local gutter installer.
How Much Does Gutter Replacement Cost?
On average, you can expect to pay between $5 and $25 per linear foot for gutter replacement. This includes the cost of the materials, labor, and removal of the old gutters. Add-ons like gutter guards, downspout extensions, or fascia repair will cost more.
How Long Do Gutters Last?
The lifespan of your gutters depends on three factors – material, climate, and maintenance.
- Material: Vinyl, aluminum, and steel gutters typically last 10 to 20 years, while copper and wood gutters can last up to 50 years.
- Climate: Gutters don’t last as long in harsh climates with extreme temperatures or when they are exposed to heavy snow or rain.
- Maintenance: Not keeping up on cleaning and repairs will decrease the lifespan of your gutters.
Need Fast and Affordable Gutter Services? Contact Juno Construction for a Free Estimate.
If your gutters are looking a little rough, it’s time to give Juno Construction a call. We offer gutter cleaning, repair, and replacement services to keep your home’s drainage system in tip-top shape.
Don’t let neglected gutters put your home at risk of water damage. Call (214) 937-0333 or schedule a free estimate online.