Excessive water can do all sorts of nasty damage to different parts of your home, which is why a good water collection and drainage system is an important part of any roof. Gutters are your home’s way of controlling rainwater and making sure it doesn’t go where it’s not supposed to go. This is why properly installing and maintaining gutters is an important ensuring the health of your roof and your home.
In this post, Rapid Roofing discusses the relationship between your gutters and your roof.
Proper Gutter Maintenance
Properly installed gutters can help prevent water from destabilizing the soil around your home, protecting your foundation from early erosion, flooding, cracking and settling of concrete paving. They will also help you avoid stains on your siding, pathways and walls.
Gutter maintenance can be a little demanding, especially in areas experiencing high amounts of annual rainfall or areas with plenty of trees with growths well above the roof height. Keeping the gutters free and clear of any obstruction is a crucial step to ensure that they can draw water away from your home. Leaves, debris and gunk can build up fairly quickly in unprotected gutters, which is why it’s important to check for blockages at least twice a year.
Rapid Roofing offers protection with a wide variety of gutter guards that help keep your gutters clear of any potential problem jams.
Gutter Repairs and Replacement
Damaged gutters can lead to problems with your roof. When this happens, you may be faced with an expensive emergency roof repair situation. You can avoid future headaches by ensuring that your gutters are handled by a certified professional like our specialists at Rapid Roofing.