Gutters are far more important to the structural integrity of your home than you might think. They carry rainwater and melting snow away from the house so you don’t have to deal with flooding, leaks, and even foundation damage. When your gutters aren’t working properly, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible, which may mean cleaning them thoroughly, making repairs, or even replacing them entirely. Here are some signs that may indicate you need to replace the gutters entirely:

  1. Sagging or otherwise pulling away from the building. Gutters that are sagging, coming away from the building, or bowing likely aren’t doing their job properly. This is one of the easiest warning signs to spot, since you can probably see this when you’re looking up from the ground. Most of the time, this occurs because the gutters are full of heavy water, which is a red flag that they’re not draining correctly.