Your gutters play an important role in making sure precipitation that falls on your roof is safely directed away from your property. However, this can only work if your gutters aren’t clogged or leaking. Today, Quality One Roofing, a leading roofing and siding contractor in the area, shares tips to help keep water flowing smoothly through your gutters at all times.
Cleanliness Is Key
Most gutter-related issues can be blamed on one thing – stuff clogging up the works. Fortunately, dealing with clogs is pretty straightforward. As long as your gutter troughs do not have debris building up, there won’t be anything blocking the water runoff as it travels through the waterway. This is why gutter maintenance mostly consists of keeping the gutters clean.
Check Your Home’s Insulation
During winter, snow that accumulates in the gutter is melted by heat radiating from inside a poorly-insulated home. The snow melts and drips down the roof toward the gutter, where it refreezes into solid ice, otherwise known as ice dams. Residential and commercial roofing experts strongly recommend checking your home’s insulation, preferably during early autumn so you can prevent ice dams during winter.
Check for Physical Damage
The gutters are one of the most exposed parts of the home, which make them vulnerable to all sorts of physical damage. A fallen branch, a strong hailstorm, an errant baseball; all of these can cause dents along the gutter system that can trap the water and increase the risk of moisture-related problems.
Install Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are specialized devices designed to reduce the amount of debris getting into the trough. They are available in a wide variety of styles, with some requiring less maintenance than others. Whether you have asphalt shingle or metal roofing, installing gutter guards can greatly reduce the amount of maintenance required to keep the gutters working.
Need help with gutter installation and maintenance? We’re here for you. Quality One Roofing Inc is the most trusted roofing contractor in the area. You can call us at (423) 584-5600 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.