Replacing your roof is a sizeable investment. Once installation is done, you may want to consider protecting your investment by replacing old gutters as well. New gutters add to the beauty of your home and provide protection against unwanted water pooling or build-up, rust, and water damage.
It is important for your gutters to be attached and functioning properly to minimize the risk or water damage to your roof and home. Properly functioning gutters and downspouts direct water away from the structure of your home and its foundation and protect it from leaks.
Much like your roof, your home’s gutters can provide their own list of warning signs that they need to be replaced or repaired. If you notice any of the following, be cautious because these lead to bigger problems:
- Clogged Gutters – Gutters, even when installed properly, can become clogged with leaf and tree debris. Gutters should be cleaned and maintained annually to protect your home from water damage. Gutter covers or screens can prevent this debris from building up.
- Leaking Seams – Gutters have seams, even seamless gutters have some seams, and these seams can leak causing water damage to the structure of your home. These seams may need to be reinforced, from time to time, with a quality silicone sealant or caulking.
- Mold, Mildew, or Fungus – Mold and mildew can grow in seams that have been leaking over time. To prevent the spread of these issues to your roof, gutters needs to be replaced or properly sealed at the joints and seams.
There are many options to consider when purchasing new gutters and gutter guards. Let one of our experienced technicians assist you in making the choices that will best suit the needs of your home. We will evaluate your gutters, discuss your needs, and offer solutions that will help maintain the efficiency of your roofing system. Whether you need gutters or other roofing services, call us today for your free consultation and assessment!