Gutters do more than collect dead leaves and route water from your roofing materials. In fact, broken gutters can actually endanger your entire home. Read to learn why the ongoing maintenance of gutters should be one of your top home improvement priorities.
• Moisture Control: Gutters help to lead water away from your rooftops and away from your roof. Unfortunately, gutters clogged by leaves and debris are unable to perform properly. As a result, water pools on your roof and causes moisture damage to roofing materials. Keep your roof safe from wood rot and potential collapse by keeping your gutters in good condition.
• Leak Protection: Backed-up gutters also expose your roof to greater leak risks. Pooling water can easily seep past your roof’s defenses and begin to infiltrate your home. These leaks can quickly lead to mold risks and structural damage, so don’t procrastinate when your gutters need repair.
• Foundation Safety: Leaking and clogged gutters can also lead water straight to your home’s foundation. This moisture will eventually seep beneath your home and cause your entire foundation to shift. Foundation repairs to this damage are extremely expensive. Check your gutters anytime water begins to pool near the perimeter of your home. This foundation flooding can washout your gardens and lawns as well.
• Insect Deterrence: Water-filled gutters are a great location for insects to lay their eggs. The best way to protect your home from an army of mosquitoes is to keep your gutters clear. Thankfully, routine maintenance from roofing professionals will ensure that your gutters always stay bug-free. Contact your local remodeling contractor if you have more questions about keeping your gutters in top condition.
Get in touch with Fentress Builders, Inc. right away if you have worn or failing gutters. Our experienced roofing professionals will replace or repair your gutters in no time. Protect your foundation today by calling us at (317) 899-9381.