Ideally, gutters have an average lifespan of 20 years if they are galvanized steel or aluminum, or even up to as many as 50 years if they are copper. However, weather such as rain and wind, blockages from things like leaves and twigs, and faulty installation can all shorten the life of your gutter system.
Whether your gutters have become damaged or it is simply time for a fresh set, it is important to know the best time to get your gutters replaced.
When is The Best Time For Gutter Replacement in Maryland?
So, when is the best time to get the gutter replacement in Maryland in particular? The best time to get a gutter replacement in Maryland is in the late spring and early summer.
Why Not Winter or Fall?
Rain, snow, ice, and cold temperatures can all pause the project in winter—or even damage your gutters further. It is best to wait until all winter weather has passed, and any slippery ice or snow has melted.
Fall may seem better weather-wise. The days have not grown too cold yet and fall does not tend to have as much damaging precipitation as the winter. However, fall is often a busy time of year for people. Schools are starting up again, jobs that may have more relaxed schedules over the summer return to their normal pace, the holiday season is just around the corner, etc.
Fall may be a good choice if you feel your gutters may not make it through the winter or it is not as busy of a time for you. Generally, though, fall is not most people’s first choice for gutter replacement in Maryland.
Why Late Spring And Early Summer?
Overall, spring is a good time to replace gutters, since the threat of winter weather generally has passed and the days generally are warmer. The one downside is that spring is prone to rain. When you have your gutters replaced, you want to be sure the work is interrupted as little as possible, preferably not at all.
Early spring is the best time to assess whether you need to replace your gutters. With the melting snow and frequent rain, a lot of water flows through your gutters, making it the ideal time to check for problems such as clogging, overflows, leaks, and other signs of faulty gutters like damaged flowerbeds or signs of water damage in the house.
Summer is also a good time for gutter replacement in Maryland with its sunny days and warmer weather. However, the heat of late summer and the threat of intense storms can create less than ideal conditions to finish the project.
For this reason, the best time for you to get your gutters replaced is in the late part of spring and early part of summer—after the spring rains and before the summer heat.
Why is it Important to Get my Gutters Replaced?
Properly working rain gutters help prevent damage to your home and property. Clogged or damaged rain gutters can send water rushing toward your garden, eroding your soil, damaging your landscaping, and knocking over your plants and shrubs.
Rain gutters also prevent interior flooding. If your rain gutters are not in working order, water will not be diverted away from your home. This can cause water damage from minor leaks to flooded basements, all of which can cost you money.
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