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We all know that New England winters have some of the wildest shifts in overall temperatures, accumulation of snow, and size of ice dams. These past few winters have seen to worst of all three, which result in power outages, damaged roofs, and torn down gutters. So if your gutters have been damaged or torn there are many reasons to have them replaced.

Foundation

If you didn't have gutters on your home then over time the foundation of your house will begin to deteriorate. Repairing your foundation is very costly and should be avoided if possible. By replacing your gutters you can save a lot of money and protect your home from water damage. Gutters are designed to gather the water coming off of your roof and carrying it away from your foundation. When gutters are broken or torn down they allow puddles to gather around your home and can compromise your homes foundation.

Siding

Gutters are made to protect your home from water damage so in their absence they leave vulnerable spots in your homes siding. If your gutters were torn down under the weight of an ice dam it is likely that it damaged your siding as well. Also without a gutter above it water can find its way in between your siding and walls. This water can soak ceilings and walls, create mold, and rot your homes framing.

Roof

Your CT gutters are attached to your roof so when ice dams gather on the eves of your roof they will loosen your shingles and pull down your gutters. This can damage your roof and leave it exposed to rotting. When you have your gutters replaced it is smart to have your roof inspected for any damages as well.

New Gutters

When you do get new CT gutters there are a few things that you should consider. Many homes have gutter guards that prevent debris from getting into your gutters. These gutter guards also help prevent the progression of ice dams on your roof. Many homes have downspouts that don't effectively direct the water away from your homes foundation. By installing more effective methods to transfer water away from your home.

If your gutters have been damaged then there are many reasons to get them replaced. These tips should help you decide why you should replace your CT Gutters.