How Long Do Gutters Last?
To choose the right type of gutter replacement, it’s essential to pinpoint how long it lasts. We have spent years analyzing different materials and continue to offer customizable solutions to our clients.
Keeping this in mind, we have come up with the following figures based on industry research and our experience in Georgia.
Our research shows:
- Aluminum – 20 Years
- Galvanized Steel – 20 Years
- Vinyl – 25+ Years
- Aluminum (Downspouts) – 30 Years
- Copper – 50+ Years
- Copper (Downspouts) – 100+ Years
Please note, these are estimates and each gutter system varies in terms of its longevity. This includes how the gutter system was installed, the material’s purity, and whether or not the system has been properly maintained over the years.
How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?
This will vary from situation to situation, but our recommendation is to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. In some cases, it’s recommended to start cleaning the gutters 3-4 times per year especially as they start aging.
A trusted roofing specialist will take the time to go through the relevant details along with inspecting potential weak points with your gutter system.
This provides insight into potential issues that might pop up later on. Once these issues have been spotted during the initial inspection, we take the time to put together a personalized plan. This includes preventative care during the cleaning session.
At Sentinel Exteriors, we realize clients want to stay safe and make sure their gutters last for as long as possible.
Our cleanings include:
- Comprehensive Inspections
- Flushing the Gutter System
- And More!
As a result, we are more than happy to go through the various details during your inspection. We will shed light on how the cleaning is going to take place, what we will use, and how to maximize your gutter system’s lifespan.
The cost for this type of service is going to vary based on the size of your gutter system. On average, a gutter cleaning session is going to cost $100-$250 for a 2,500 square foot house. As mentioned before, this will depend on the layout along with other relevant variables a property may have.
For those interested in a complete gutter cleaning, feel free to call us at (678) 578-5100. We will happily provide a customized quote right away!
How Can I Tell If I Need My Gutters Replaced?
It’s not easy to figure out when to get your gutters replaced.
We know it’s a decision that can take a bit of time to figure out and rightly so. Having spent years in the industry helping clients, we want to make sure you are educated on what to look for to prevent damage to the rest of your property.
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Several signs become noticeable when the gutter system starts aging.
These signs can include:
- Peeling Paint
- Damaged Soffit/Fascia
- And More!
If you notice one or more of these signs, please take the time to speak to a professional at Sentinel Exteriors as soon as possible!
You don’t want this situation to spiral out of control and that can happen if the repairs/replacement is delayed.
When the call comes in, we are going to offer immediate insight on what needs to happen and whether or not a replacement is essential. Our goal is to make sure your property is safe and the gutter system adds value to the rest of the roofing set up.
If I’m Replacing My Roof Should I Replace the Gutters As Well?
This is going to depend on the age of your gutter system.
If the gutter system is brand-new, it will not make sense to make adjustments. Instead, it’s recommended to work around the gutter system and replace your roof that way. Of course, this requires attention to detail and expertise to do correctly.
In a perfect world, it’s highly recommended to do both things at the same time. This helps create a seamless fit that is perfect for your property and doesn’t leave unwanted gaps/cracks during the installation process.
If you do things separately, there is always a risk of small flaws that do add up over time as the gutter system ages.
How Much Will It Cost to Replace My Gutters?
The cost is going to come down to your property’s needs and size.
We have a wide array of replacement options that vary in terms of size and material. Our roofing specialists at Sentinel Exterior will take the time to go through all of these options with you during the initial consultation. This allows you to figure out what works best for your property and budget.
Whether you are going with vinyl, aluminum, or any other material, we are going to make sure it’s the best possible version!
This is key for those who don’t want to cut corners and/or end up with a below-par solution. Along with offering the highest standard of quality on the market, we also take pride in delivering competitive rates during the installation process.
By going with us, you are going to know the quality and pricing will be as good as it gets. This is what makes us stand out as the leading option in town.
If you want to learn more about how much the gutter replacement is going to cost, please call Sentinel Exteriors at (678) 578-5100 for a FREE quote. We will go through all of the options and make sure a personalized gutter system is designed for your needs right away!