Metal gutter systems tend to last longer than other materials and perform better in channeling the water runoff towards the drains. But despite their durability and longevity, they still require routine maintenance to keep performing adequately. They may also sometimes develop rust under the right circumstances.
What Usually Causes Gutters to Rust?
Rust results from oxygen and water interacting with certain types of metal. Metal gutters are commonly made from steel and iron, and are vulnerable to rust if they’re not chemically treated. They can also get rusty due to poor maintenance. It usually starts in a small section of your gutters and won’t be immediately visible. But over time, damage as a result of rust becomes such that it affects the material’s structural stability. Once it affects the rest of your gutters, its ability to capture and redirect water runoff becomes compromised. If not addressed promptly, the damage can make the system look old and poorly maintained, affecting your home exterior’s visual appeal.
How Can You Repair Rusty Gutters?
A rusty gutter system isn’t an easy problem to resolve alone. Of course, you can still mitigate the damage with sandpaper or a wire brush to clean it off the surface. This is necessary to remove the outer layer and reseal it with primer. But if the source of the damage isn’t properly eliminated, it can still damage your gutters over time. And if you find holes in some sections, you need to consult with a professional contractor. If the damage is minor, you only need to repair or replace the affected section. However, a complete replacement is a more sensible solution if rust has already spread to several parts of the system.
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