Have you noticed that your home’s gutters look worn, rusted, or discoloured? As a homeowner, it’s important to know how much of an impact your gutters have on your home’s appearance. If you think that your eavestroughs need a refresh, there are several things you can do, from painting to replacing them completely.
Should I Paint My Home’s Eavestroughs?
Though you can paint your home’s eavestroughs, the process of painting them can be more complicated than painting other parts of your home’s exterior. Eavestroughs are typically made from aluminum and can be tricky to paint because they don’t hold paint as well as other materials.
Before you start painting your eavestroughs, it’s essential to determine why they need to be painted. If you’re simply looking to change their colour to match another exterior feature of your home, that’s great! However, if you’re looking to paint your gutters because you’ve noticed discolouration, there may be a bigger issue at hand, such as leaking or overflowing gutters. In this case, we recommend contacting a gutter repair specialist.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Painting Eavestroughs
Benefits of Painting Your Eavestroughs
There are several benefits to painting your eavestroughs. One of the most obvious benefits is that it can improve the appearance of your home’s exterior. Painting your eavestroughs can also help protect them from the elements and extend their lifespan.
Drawbacks of Painting Your Eavestroughs
There are also some potential drawbacks to consider before painting your eavestroughs. For example, painted eavestroughs can hide larger issues, like rusting caused by leaks and cracks.
Keeping Your Gutters Looking Their Best
To keep your eavestroughs looking their best, often the best course of action to take is regular gutter cleaning. Doing this extends the lifespan of your gutter system while protecting your home from water damage caused by leaking gutters. However, if you notice warping or leaking after they’ve been cleaned, it may be time for a full eavestrough replacement.
Trust Home Service Solutions to Maintain Your Eavestroughs
At Home Service Solutions, we care about keeping your home looking its best. Though your eavestroughs can be painted, often the best thing you can do to extend their lifespan is to have them regularly cleaned and maintained by a professional. Contact one of our experts for a free quote on cleaning, repair, and gutter replacement.