Gutters don't last forever, but they can last 20 years or more depending on the material they're made from and how much care they're given. Leaning ladders against gutters, tree branches, and storms can all cause damage to gutters that takes years off their lifespan. Also, not regularly maintaining gutter fasteners and seams can cause gutter sections to separate; this stresses the entire system and eventually will cause it to fail.
If you're beginning to notice icicles, breaks, pieces hanging down, or more frequent clogs, it may be time to replace your existing gutters. When gutter damage is not taken care of in a timely manner, it can cause soil erosion, foundation damage, water intrusion into basements, damage to windows and siding, and dry rot on fascias and soffits.
If you are noticing problems with your gutters, it is best to contact a professional roofing contractor. Ronningen Roofing services southern Minnesota and our certified roofing installers can come to your home to inspect not only your gutters, but also your roof, siding, and windows. Taking care of small problems before they can become larger will save you money in the long run. Our experienced team can not only prepare you a written estimate but also guarantee there will be no surprise changes and offer the best warranties available. Let the professionals at Ronningen Roofing help you maintain a beautiful home that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.