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Did You Know Old Gutters Are One Reason Your Roof Could Leak?

When your home or garage has old gutters, there are many things that can happen as a result. First, your water could not flow away from the building as effectively as it should. Second, the sagging could put stress on your roof and the siding of your home. Finally, it could lead to problems where your roof may start to leak. None of these are good, and they all tell you that if your gutters are old, you need to replace them.

How Can a Roof Leak from Old Gutters?

When your gutters get old, they pull down. They sag and they can pull away from the edge of your roof. This can expose gaps where water can make its way in. The way that gutters are attached to the roof, if the nails or screws start to come out, it can leave holes in or around the shingles where water can get in. This leads directly into the house and can result in water accumulation under the roof sheathing.

If water gets into your attic space, your rafters may begin to mold. This can leave you with mold and mildew in your attic space. Once your HVAC system turns on, this means that the mold spores can easily spread anywhere in your home. If you have moisture in bathrooms, the basement, or even dark corners of closets, the mold can continue to grow and spread. This is dangerous for your health, plus it can do a lot of damage to your home.

Let Stanley Exteriors Help Replace Your Old Gutters

Instead of taking a chance that your old gutters may cause problems, let us help. Here at Stanley Exteriors, we will look at the condition of your old gutters. If they are no longer staying firmly up against your home or if they are not in working condition, we will replace them. You can pick a similar style or you can opt for something totally new and inventive. It is up to you! Contact us today to set up a time for our experts to come out and take a look.

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