Maintaining gutters is essential to increasing the lifespan of your roof. Gutters have an important purpose to keep your whole house dry by routing water away from your home, and they prevent drainage problems.
Our team is skilled at roof and gutter maintenance and repair. We offer seamless gutters to eliminate some of the problems people commonly have. Traditional gutters have seams that can rust and spring leaks, but our seamless gutters help prevent those issues for longer-lasting gutters.
Here are a few ways to maintain your gutters, and how to know if you need a full replacement.
There are a few simple things you can do to extend the lifespan of your gutters, but the biggest one is to stay up to date on gutter maintenance and repair.
Cleaning your gutters and keeping them free of debris will significantly reduce the potential for problems. You can prevent debris build-up by also cleaning off your roof periodically. Keep trees around your house trimmed to prevent brush, leaves, and more from piling up, to begin with.
You can clean your roof and gutters yourself with a ladder and proper equipment, but you can also call professionals to clean your roof and gutters.
If your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, it will stop the flow of water. If the flow of water stops, several other problems develop. Water will build up and strain your gutters, water is heavy and gutters are built to direct the flow, so they aren’t built to carry several pounds of water and debris if it is clogged and unable to drain. To give you an idea of how much weight gutters have to support while full of water, water weighs a little over 62 pounds per cubic foot.
Clogged gutters also cause problems with drainage around your home. If the gutters are full, the water will have nowhere to go except to spill over the side, where it can pool up in and around your flower beds, doors, windows, and other points of entry could cause you larger problems.
To prevent these issues and extend the life of your roof and gutter system, make sure to schedule regular gutter maintenance and repair.
If you notice that your gutters aren’t draining properly and you recently cleaned them, or if you notice a leak, it is time to call on a professional for gutter repair. A leaky gutter system will only create more problems, it is not a house repair that you can postpone. Leaks will allow water to run down the side of your house, which creates water stains and puts your home at risk for the water to seep in through nearby entryways, such as windows.
Peeling paint or rust are other indicators that it is time for repair or replacement. These are indicators that the metal used is old and breaking down, you could potentially repair it but the best way to handle this issue is a replacement. If the metal is rusting and breaking down, you are at risk of the gutters springing larger leaks and sagging down from our roof.
These issues are easy to spot and important to handle as soon as you notice them. Not only does it hurt the curb appeal of your home, but your home is at risk for further damage.
Molandes Roofing To The Rescue
The team at Molandes Roofing is here to help you with any roofing or gutter issues you may have. We specialize in seamless gutters, so when you ask us to install gutters a few of the problems mentioned above will be eliminated. With our skills and quality of roofing and gutters, you won’t have to worry about water leaking through the seams and staining your home.
Call us at (903) 417-0206 to request an estimate. We are happy to come out and give you a free work estimate, so contact us if you have any questions.