Imagine just revamping your entire front yard landscaping. You spend a lot of money to make the visible part of your house look inviting and warm. Then, summer rainstorms come and wash everything away…literally. All of the hard work and cash that you put into your curb appeal have now gone down the drain.
Gutters are something you never knew you needed. The Romans had the right idea centuries ago. These amazing little things protect your roof and areas below the gutters from water damage. If you don’t have them, call your local roofing company for an in-home estimate…quick!
The absence of gutters cannot only can ruin your landscape below, but it can cause roofing issues. For instance, they can contribute to a leaky roof. If the water has nowhere to go, then it will just make a home on your roof. You do not want that.
If your roofing company had installed gutters when they replaced your roof last year, then you wouldn’t be in this predicament. Gutters come in various shapes and sizes. They can come in a rainbow of colors in order to complement your roof and paint job.
Installation of the gutters is different too, depending on the type you get. Subject to the type of your roof and the style you prefer, gutters can look like your neighbors or completely diverse. For obvious reasons, installation cannot be done unless your roof is up to code. It has to slant slightly so the water runs off. Most roofs are built this way, even the flat roofs. T`hey still have a minor slant so there is rain runoff.
Recently, engineers have been researching new technology. It is called the rain chain. Instead of the runoff occurring at the bottom of the house, it runs down a chain connected from the roof to the ground. This also prevents the gutters from clogging up. It can look slightly odd, but it has a great purpose – clog free drainage system.
Cleaning your gutters to make sure they are debris free is a top priority. Doing maintenance on your gutters will keep them in top working order. If they are clogged with leaves and twigs, the water will have nowhere to go but on your roof. Then you are back to square one – no protection for your roof top. In addition, after time, all of those tree parts will start to weigh down your gutter. Sometimes they are so full with debris that they begin to buckle. Periodically, clear away debris so that your gutters are in their best shape.
Are you feeling lazy? Lucky for you, there are actually companies out there that will come and clean your gutter for a small fee. First, they blow off the debris from the roof. The company clears off the roof and then makes certain that it fills up the gutters. The roof and gutter cleaners will tidy the gutters with their hands instead of using equipment. Then they flush them out just in case there is a clog. Lastly, they rinse off the area and clean up there mess. These companies are reliable and safe when they are completing a job. So you can continue to relax on the couch while the professionals take care of the mess
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