Rain Gutters

The best time to replace the rain gutter system on your home is when you are replacing or updating your roofing.
This is more convenient and cost-effective than having to hire a completely different contractor just to replace your gutters.
Protect Your Foundation

More than meets the eye

Rain gutters help to protect the foundation of a building by directing rainwater away from it. When rainwater falls on a roof and runs down the sides of your home, it can cause damage to the foundation, walls, and landscaping. By installing rain gutters, you can channel the water to a specific location, such as a drain, where it can be safely redirected away from the building.

Rain gutters can also help to prevent water damage to the roof and the interior of the building. When rainwater is allowed to flow freely off the roof, it can cause the wood under the shingles to rot, leading to leaks and costly repairs. Rain gutters can help to prevent this by catching the water and directing it away from the roof.
Underside view of rain gutters on a brick house.

When should I replace my gutters?

It is generally a good idea to have your gutters inspected regularly to ensure that they are in good condition and functioning properly. If you have any concerns about the condition of your gutters, it is a good idea to consult with a professional contractor or roofing specialist.
Leaking rain gutters
When you decide it is time to replace your gutters, Esh Builders is ready to help you make sure it's done right.
  • Visible Damage
    If you can see holes, cracks, or other visible damage to your gutters, it is likely time to replace them.
  • Leaks
    If your gutters are leaking, even small leaks can cause damage over time.
  • Sagging or Pulling Away
    If your gutters are sagging or pulling away from your house, they are not properly supported and could fail.
  • Water Damage
    If you have noticed water damage to your home's foundation, walls, or landscaping, it could be a sign that your gutters are not working effectively.
  • Age
    Over time, gutters can become worn and lose their effectiveness. If your gutters are more than 20 years old, it may be time to consider replacing them.

Replace your gutters when you replace your roof

Rain gutters and roofs are closely connected and work together to protect your home from water damage. When you replace your roof, you may find that your old gutters are no longer compatible with the new roof. For example, the pitch of the roof may have changed, or the new roof may have a different type of eaves or fascia that requires different types of gutters. By replacing your gutters at the same time as you replace your roof, you can ensure that your new gutters are properly installed and compatible with your new roof.

Replacing your gutters at the same time as you replace your roof can save you money in the long run. If your gutters are old or damaged, they may not be able to effectively channel water away from your home, which can lead to water damage and costly repairs. By replacing both your roof and your gutters at the same time, you can avoid these potential problems and protect your home from water damage.