Posted on 20 March 2024

“Do I need new gutters?” is a question we get asked here a lot at Raven Roofing and Repairs. This often comes after homeowners have noticed leaks or damage to their home’s foundations or exterior walls. Read on to discover the key signs it’s time to replace your property’s gutters. 

7 signs it’s time to replace your gutters 

Whilst it’s not always easy to know if you need new gutters, there are often telltale signs that they require replacement. From cracks and splits to mould and mildew growth, there are some common indicators that yours have reached the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced. Don’t ignore issues with your home, as they can lead to costly damage down the line. Addressing gutter problems promptly can help prevent further deterioration and protect your property from water-related issues.

Cracks or splits Raven Roofing in Grimsby

Visible cracks or splits are one of the biggest signs that your gutters are no longer structurally sound. They are now prone to leaks, which can lead to water damage to your home’s foundations and exterior. If these cracks aren’t addressed promptly, they’re likely to worsen over time, causing more extensive damage that can be costly to put right. Cracks can occur for a number of possible reasons, although usually, it’s simply down to age. Exposure to the elements over time can lead to cracks and deterioration.


Rust spots in your gutters indicate corrosion, which strongly suggests that the metal parts of the system are deteriorating. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring rusty gutters; the rust can weaken them to the point that cracks form, resulting in leaks and structural damage to your home. We recommend replacing the rusty sections of the guttering to prevent further deterioration.

Peeling paint 

Peeling paint on your gutters may not seem like a major issue, however, it can sometimes indicate that water is overflowing or leaking through. This suggests that the gutters aren’t directing the water away from your home effectively. If this problem isn’t rectified, serious water damage can occur to your property, which can be costly to fix. It’s best to address the issue as quickly as possible before it leads to damage to your home’s interior.

Sagging gutters

Gutters that are sagging or that appear to be pulling away from the house are cause for concern. This suggests that they are structurally unsound or that they’re overloaded with debris or water. Gutters should be securely fixed to the property and be slightly sloped towards the downspouts to ensure proper drainage.

Overflowing gutters

After it’s rained, check how the water flows through your gutters. If you notice it pooling or overflowing instead of flowing towards the downspouts, it’s possible that there is a blockage or structural damage that’s causing an improper slope. Overflowing gutters can cause water damage to your roof or foundations. 

Mould or mildew growth

If you’ve spotted signs of mould or mildew on your guttering, exterior walls, or inside your home in the attic or basement, this suggests that water isn’t properly draining away. This may be a result of faulty gutters that require prompt replacement. Poor drainage can create an environment that encourages mould and mildew growth.

Age of the gutters

Finally, consider the age of your gutters. Most systems have a lifespan of 20-30 years, depending on the material and maintenance. If your gutters are approaching or exceeding this age range, it may be time to consider replacement, even if they appear to be in good condition externally. Over time, they can deteriorate from exposure to the elements and may develop leaks, rust, or other structural issues that compromise their effectiveness. 

Guttering in GrimsbyBook a professional inspection

Consider scheduling a professional inspection, especially if you’re unsure about their condition or if you’ve noticed any of the warning signs mentioned. A qualified roofing contractor can provide expert advice and recommend the best course of action for your specific situation. 

We can thoroughly assess the condition of your gutters, identifying any issues or potential problems that may require attention. From cracks and leaks to rust and an improper slope, a professional inspection will provide valuable insights into the overall health of your gutter system. Additionally, we can offer recommendations for maintenance, repair, or replacement, ensuring your gutters are functioning effectively and protecting your home from water damage.

Who can replace my gutters? 

If you’ve noticed any of the signs above, there’s a good chance that your gutters need replacing. Cracks, rust spots and mould all indicate that your gutters are no longer functioning properly. At Raven Roofing, we’re on hand to assist if you need new gutters. We provide professional roofing services in Grimsby, including gutter replacement. Our experienced roofers can assess the condition of your gutters and recommend the best course of action. Whether this is gutter replacement or repair, you can trust us to deliver a high-quality service you can rely on. 

Our team of roofers have been providing expert gutter replacement services in the Grimsby area for many years, ensuring that homes are protected from water damage and helping to maintain their structural integrity. With our dedication to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction, you can trust Raven Roofing to handle your gutter replacement needs with the utmost professionalism and care. We can help you keep your home safe and secure for years to come.

Contact us 

If the answer to “Do I need new gutters?” is yes, why not enlist our roofing services in Grimsby? You can get in touch by calling us on 01472 565 084 or by sending us a message via our website. Our friendly team are waiting to discuss your requirements with you.  

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.