How Do Gutters Affect My Roof and My Home?
Rainwater can be both a blessing and a curse for homeowners. Greenery thrives, yet the potential for water damage grows. The importance of gutters is often underrated. Gutters take the rainwater and redirect it away from your home.
Make sure your gutters do not allow water to hang out after the rain is gone. Gutters should be secured to the fascias and under no circumstances should quality gutters leak. Downspouts should be secured to the exterior of the house to carry water away from the foundation.
Keep Gutters Clean and Clear
You can prevent the water related problems that go hand-in-hand with clogged gutters. Depending on how close you are to trees, you will need to clean out your gutters at least twice a year, however, the proximity of trees to your home may require leaf and debris removal twice during the fall. If you spot water pouring over the sides of the gutters or you see leaves sticking out, it’s time to put in some elbow grease.
What do my gutters protect?
Your home’s doors, windows, and siding are all protected by your gutters. However, it is the foundation and roof that receive the most cost-effective protection. If water falls straight to the ground, over saturation can cause damage or cracks in the foundation.
Have you considered the consequences clogged gutters can have on your roof? If water cannot go down, it will go up under the shingles and can cause:
- Rotten wood
- Water leaks
Residents of Columbia, SC know how much water can fall during spring and summer. Gutters kept in good repair protect the roof, foundation, and everything in between. Premiere Roofing has expert gutter technicians who install, repair, and clean gutters. Give us a call today to see how we can help protect your home with our gutter services.