Your gutters help protect your home from serious damage by directing rainwater away – but not when they’re already old and failing. Now is the best time to invest in gutter installation, a complicated project that will require careful planning. To ensure a smoother process, make sure to avoid some common mistakes. ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Choosing a sectional gutter system: Gutters usually come in two types: sectional and seamless. The former is the traditional option and involves stringing together separate pieces of metal with an adhesive along the home’s roofline. The latter, however, is a neater alternative. Seamless gutters use only a single, continuous piece of metal that’s built to fit your roofline perfectly. They only have seams at the corners, significantly reducing the potential for leaks. What’s more, seamless gutters are just plain better-looking because of their sleek design.Installing the gutters right at the roof’s edge: You’ll want to place your gutters a few inches under the edge of your roofing to ensure that water runs freely into the gutters and not anywhere else. It’s actually better if you also have a drip edge installed. This component catches the water flowing from the roof edge and directs it smoothly into the gutters. Not adding a gutter cover: New gutters are good enough on their own, but you can make their performance better with a gutter protection system. This optional addition helps prevent congestion, which can hamper the way your new gutters drain rainwater. It keeps your gutters clog-free by filtering leaves and other loose debris, and only allowing rainwater to enter the system. Additionally, a gutter protection system makes cleaning your gutters much easier.Taking the DIY route: Gutter installation can be difficult for the untrained homeowner. Mistakes can easily occur, causing issues in the gutters’ performance and leading to further expenses. It’s a smarter idea to hire a reliable pro like Thompson Roofing and Construction instead. Aside from roof repair, we also specialize in gutter installation. Our skilled and experienced crew can properly design, fabricate and install your new system so that it can handle almost any amount of runoff. Trust Thompson Roofing and Construction to keep your gutter installation project running smoothly from start to finish. We serve homeowners in Huntsville, AL, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (256) 952-3309, or fill out this contact form to get a free quote.
Roofing systems sustain damage over time – after all, they are exposed to the harshest weather conditions all year round. The question, however, is how do you differentiate normal wear and tear from an actual roofing emergency? ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–What Isn’t Considered a Roofing Emergency?Get a pair of binoculars, find a spot that offers a good view of your roof, and start checking its surface. If you see some slight curling in the shingles, don’t worry too much about it. Asphalt shingles tend to curl as they age. Don’t sweat some shingle granules inside your gutters or near the end of downspouts either. This particular roofing material sheds their protective granules all the time. Unless you see that the shingles are already “bald” and are exposing the substrate, this is still considered normal roof aging.When Is It a Good Idea to Call a Roofing Contractor for Emergency Repairs? An emergency roofing problem, on the other hand, refers to more serious problems that will lead to extensive damage if left unattended. High wind speeds that forcefully tear the shingles off your roof is an emergency. The same goes for flying debris, such as large tree branches, that can damage your roof upon impact. These can leave dents and cracks that make it easy for rainwater to leak inside your home. What Should You Expect During an Emergency Roof Repair? Given how storm damage is the primary culprit for a number of roofing problems, it’s always a better idea to deal with them promptly. Once you call for emergency roof repairs, your contractor will send a crew to your property as soon as the storm abates. Technicians will assess the overall condition of your roof and perform temporary protection measures to prevent further damage to your home. When the weather clears, we’ll come back to provide a more permanent solution.Thompson Roofing and Construction is not just your go-to company for high-quality new construction. You can also count on us to provide high-quality roof repair services. With our top-tier products and expert crew, we’ll have your roofing system back to its reliable and high-performing condition. We proudly serve the areas in and around Huntsville, AL. Call us today at (256) 952-3309, or fill out this contact form to get a free quote.
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