Your gutters protect your home from water damage. If you suspect that your gutters are leaking or damaged, then you should get them repaired or replaced immediately. No gutter system lasts forever – but you can extend the overall lifespan of your gutters.
How Long Gutters Last
According to the National Association of Homebuilders, steel and aluminum gutters last for around 20 years on average. Premium copper gutters last longer, and they can survive for up to 50 years. If your gutter system is over a decade old, then you need to start looking for warning signs. Your gutters are now in the latter half of their service life so problems and issues will start to become more common.
Signs of Gutter Problems
As an expert in gutter protection, we recommend keeping an eye out for these warning signs.
- Broken fasteners
- Bends or dents in the gutters
- Large holes
- Rusty spots along the gutters
- Sagging gutters
- Peeling exterior house paint
If you notice any of these exterior signs, then we recommend calling a gutter company for an immediate gutter inspection. Your contractors can accurately evaluate your gutter system’s current condition and estimate how long your current gutters will last.
How We Can Help You
The best way to extend the lifespan of your gutters is to install Gutter Helmet®. Gutter Helmet is a high-quality gutter protection system that can greatly reduce the risk of leaves and debris entering your gutters. Gutter Helmet can prevent gutter clogs, which are the most common cause of gutter problems. Our gutter protection system can also reduce your gutters’ maintenance requirements and make them stronger.
Gutter Helmet of Dallas Fort Worth is the top gutter protection company in our local area. We provide trusted, high-quality and reliable services to protect your home from water damage. During your new gutter installation job, consider installing Gutter Helmet at the same time. Our gutter protection system will make gutter clogs a thing of the past. As an official Gutter Helmet dealer, we can also provide you with Gutter Helmet’s industry-leading warranties and assist you with any concerns you may have after installation. Call us at (817) 495-7278 to learn more about our services and products or to request an appointment.