When to get Gutter Replacement for Your Texas Home
Nobody likes to think about gutter replacement in Texas, except when rainstorms wreak havoc on their property.
But your gutters are one of the hardest working features of your home, protecting your house 24/7 in all seasons.
Gutters are exposed to extreme weather conditions, from the heat of summer to the cold of winter, in addition to protecting your walls and foundation from downpours.
So, it’s not surprising that your gutter system will eventually require repairs. But how do you know when your system is beyond repair, and you need gutter replacement?
This guide provides information about why and when to choose repair or replacement of your gutter system.
A fallen tree took out part of my gutter. No one gets joy from spending money and not being able to see an improvement. That was not the case with the gutter and downspout installation by Gutter Tex. Any business could learn from the way they do business. Prompt, no pressure estimate, color choices, good advice, and after making a decision the communication was better than any I can remember after any purchase I've made. All three installers I met with were professional, hard working, did not mind answering questions and were clearly proud of their work. When finished the area around the house was spotless and when they left I took a long look and decided the money spent did make a difference. Very pleased with Gutter Tex.
Tom R. - Austin, TX
When Do I Need Seamless Gutter Replacement?
Most gutter systems, including aluminum and galvanized options, have a lifespan of around 20 years. A copper system has a lifespan of around 50 years. If your Texas property is twenty years old or more, it may be time to replace your gutters.
In other cases, storms or other hazards have damaged the system so that it can no longer protect the structure of your house or your yard.
Here are some warning signs of gutter failure.
- A large number of cracks, holes, or rust spots
- Several broken fasteners
- Nails or screws on the ground
- Separated gutters
- Gutters pulling away from the roof
- Sagging or improperly pitched gutters
- Peeling exterior paint
- Dirt channels or pooling water
Gutter Removal and Installation
Gutter Tex uses custom equipment and methods when replacing your gutter system.
We manufacture seamless lengths of aluminum guttering from our mobile onsite factory. Because we manufacture it in continuous lengths, custom fit tor your house, the only seams are at the endcaps.
This means the rainwater flows more efficiently. It also means that there is less chance of debris becoming snagged and clogging your gutter.
We use rivets, not screws when attaching the gutter lengths. Rivets sit flush inside the gutter, further reducing potential snags from organic matter. Rivets are also more secure and less prone to rust than traditional screws.
Whether you choose aluminum, galvanized, or copper gutters, your new system is of the highest quality, and delivered and installed to the highest standards.
Additional Gutter Tex Services
When you need gutter replacement, it often results in rotting or damaged siding and facias. Gutter Tex carpenters provide exterior trim and siding repair during your installation.
Give your new gutter system the best start in protecting your home with gutter guards or leaf screens.
They are like a sieve that prevents large debris from getting into your guttering.
Although they don’t totally replace the need for gutter cleaning, they substantially reduce the amount of material that ends up in your gutter system.
Gutter Tex sells and installs a range of gutter guards and can help you choose the right one for you.
Gutter products such as downspouts, rain barrels, and rain chains are important to the health and aesthetics of your guttering.
If rain harvesting is a priority to your lifestyle, we can install a large rainwater collection system.
Good Reasons to Choose Gutter Tex for Your Gutter Replacement
- We use environmentally friendly practices. All our scrap metal is recycled instead of going into landfills. We also use environmentally friendly, potable caulking.
- 5% discount to teachers, military, and first responders.
- We respect your property and perform a full onsite cleanup.
- Bonded and Insured. Gutter Tex carries $2 million in liability and workers compensation insurance.
- All work performed by employees. Gutter Tex does not employ day laborers or sub-contractors.
- A percentage of all sales goes to the many charities we support, which include Free to Breathe, ALS Association, Cory’s Crusaders, and Central Texas Dachshund Rescue.
Get a Free Gutter Replacement Evaluation
If you notice signs of failure, call us for a free inspection. One of our experienced technicians will provide an at-home consultation.
During your appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about your options for either gutter repair, or a new gutter system, such as aluminum, copper, galvalume, K-style and Half-round.
We can also offer recommendations on gutter colors to compliment or contrast your home’s exterior.
Gutter Tex has proudly served residents of Texas in Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas for more than fifteen years. Reach out to us for your seamless gutter replacement needs.