Residential roofing experts can’t stress enough the importance of having an efficient gutter system for your home. By keeping this component in good shape, you can avoid damage to your roof, exteriors and foundation. Regular inspections go a long way in making sure your gutters are at optimum efficiency.
Here are essential questions to ask yourself when assessing the condition of your gutters.
Are There Signs of Obvious Damage?
Do you see apparent signs of damage to your gutters, such as gaps and cracks? Are the gutters pulling away from your home or sagging? Keep in mind that cracks will keep your gutters from directing water to a safe distance away from your home. On the other hand, gutters separating from your home can fall on your yard when they can’t handle the weight of rainwater anymore.
Are There Nails Sticking Out From Your Gutters?
Call a local professional as soon as you notice nails or other components sticking out from your gutters. You may need to get new gutters depending on how severe the issue is.
Is Water Flowing Properly During Storms?
Water should be able to pass through your gutters and downspouts without issues. However, water could overflow to your siding and back up onto the roof if your gutters are clogged. It can compromise the structural integrity of your foundation and damage your landscaping as well. If your gutters are overflowing, it’s best to have them checked by professionals.
Need new gutters for your home? Turn to a trusted roofer like Ben’s Construction Inc. You can rely on us for superior home renovations and exterior services. We specialize in roofing, siding, gutters and more. Call us at (508) 962-2417, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.