Your home has plenty of features that give it a unique character and make it look amazing.
Whether it’s a beautiful deck, an inviting front porch or a stylish stone accent, we all have a favorite feature on our homes.
Gutters are not usually part of this conversation. How many of us dream of a home improvement project that centers around our gutters? Not many of us. Gutters are just not a home feature that many of us appreciate—or even notice.
What they lack in flash, however, they make up for in function.
Consider, for instance, how important your gutters are to saving your home’s foundation from water damage every time it rains. And with Nashville’s weather, that’s a lot of rain and a lot of water damage.
Your gutters route water away from your house so you don’t have to deal with floods, foundation damage and other expensive problems. They’re the unsung heroes of home ownership!
It should go without saying that maintaining your gutters is pretty important. That’s why you have to be on the lookout for signs of gutter problems.
With all that said, here are four tell-tale signs that your gutters might need to be replaced.
Your Gutters Have Cracks
Older gutters, especially those in the path of direct sunlight, can develop cracks over time. The drawback of cracked gutters is obvious—they can’t keep water off of your house and away from your foundation!
Your Gutters Are Rusted
If you see patches of rust on your gutters, it’s time to take a closer look. Rust can eat through your gutters over time, leaving holes, cracks and splits that will allow rainwater to pass through.
Peeling Paint On or Near Your Gutters
If you’ve noticed paint peeling on or around your gutters, you might have a gutter leak or clog. Warped, peeling paint is not only ugly, it’s also expensive to fix and frustrating if your paintjob is still fairly new.
Your gutters are supposed to keep water away from your house so your beautiful paintjob stays beautiful. If they aren’t doing their job, it’s time to seek repairs or replacement.
Your Basement Shows Signs of Flooding
If you have a basement, you know how important it is to safeguard it from flooding. In Nashville, this is perhaps even more important—after all, Tennessee is the 6th rainiest state in the country, with Music City ranking #10 on the list of major U.S. cities that receive the most rainfall each year.
If you’ve noticed excess moisture in your basement, especially following a heavy rain, you might have serious gutter problems. Even the slightest amount of flooding can cost thousands of dollars to fix, and the problem will only get worse over time.
Stratton Exteriors: Your Nashville Gutter Experts
No, gutters aren’t glamorous. But they can look great and complement your home while also offering outstanding protection.
Stratton Exteriors specializes in providing gutter installation that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
As designers, we offer custom painting to ensure that your gutters perfectly match your home. Plus, all of Stratton Exteriors’ gutters are custom built and fabricated on-site to fit your home’s unique drainage needs.
We are not a one-size-fits-all contractor—we will work with you every step of the way!
Ready for Nashville gutters that perform perfectly and look great?
Contact Stratton Exteriors to learn more about our gutter services or to schedule your estimate.