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When your gutter system lets you down, there’s one question you ask yourself: should you repair your old gutters or simply take them down and have new ones installed to your house? But this choice is never easy, and the answer may vary according to particular situations. Sometimes, it may be more efficient to replace your eavestrough and, at times, you should simply repair it in order to avoid unnecessary costs. Gut-R-Dun, the professional gutters company that helps you with your eavestrough in Kelowna and Vernon, comes to your aid by offering you the necessary information to make this choice.
If you have aluminum gutters that leak
The first thing you should do is call Expert Gutters Installation Kelowna to determine the source of the leak. It is possible that your gutters have a loose joint that only needs to be sealed. In this case you don’t need to replace your whole eavestrough system, just take care of the leak. With sectional gutters leaks around the joints are very common, so you don’t need to worry. Of course, if you want to avoid dealing with this kind of leak again, you can replace your gutter system with seamless gutters that eliminate most of the leakage risk by significantly reducing the number of joints.
If the problem doesn’t come from the joint, and your eavestrough has a hole, it can be patched using a special metal. However, if the hole is very big, you should consider replacing your gutter system to avoid constantly spending money on gutter repairs.
If you have steel gutters
As opposed from aluminum gutters, steel eavestrough can rust. If your gutter system has rust holes, you are better off replacing it. Once the steel has started to rust it is only a matter of time before the whole system breaks apart, and you don’t want to pay a small fortune on gutter repairs just to have them replaced two months later. Call a Kelowna gutter installation company and replace the whole system, preferably with aluminum eavestrough that will never rust.
If you have copper gutters
It is always better to try and repair them. Copper gutters are very expensive, and the distinctive look they give to your house adds to its market value. Get in touch with a Kelowna gutters company and have them take a look at your beautiful copper eavestrough. Unless the repair is massive, try to maintain your copper gutters as long as you can. After all, they have a 70-year lifespan, so you may not need to replace them at all.
If you are still in doubt about this choice, contact Gut-R-Dun for Gutter Cleaning and Repair Vernon. Our fair and transparent approach towards our clients makes us your best choice if you want the unbiased advice of professionals who take pride in a job well done.