Taking your gutters for granted is a huge mistake many homeowners tend to make. Your gutter system is one of your first lines of defense as it does the all-important job of diverting large amounts of rain and snowmelt away from your home.
Remember, prevention is always better than the cure, and it is best to stop problems in their tracks before they even start. Here are a few preventive steps you can take to ensure your gutter system is working efficiently.
Neglecting your gutters for an extended period of time can cost you dearly. Making sure that your gutters are free from any debris like leaves and sediment is absolutely essential. The weight of debris buildup can cause your gutter to detach from the side of your home. This can eventually lead to a whole host of problems, such as damaged soffits, rotted wood fascia boards and peeled paint.
A clogged gutter will also allow water to build up within the gutter itself. Standing water in your gutter system is a natural breeding ground for pesky insects and rodents. Mold, vine and weed growth on your roof is also a possibility if water is allowed to sit too long in your gutters.
Hire an Expert
Sure, cleaning and preventive maintenance can be done yourself, but there are some things that are best left to the pros. A roofing specialist can clean your gutters more thoroughly, and most will include services, such as scrubbing, hand polishing to remove moss and algae, seam repair and downspout reattachments.
An expert can also assess the overall health of your roof and make important recommendations should your roof or gutter system be in need of any repairs or replacement.
Brownstone Roofing is one of the leading contractors in Louisville, KY. For gutter and roof repair needs, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.