The wind is one of the worst enemies of residential roofing systems. It can also significantly damage your gutters. Fortunately, there are various things you can do to protect this part of your home. One of which is to hire an experienced contractor for its installation and maintenance.
It’s important to make sure your gutters are large enough to handle the rainfall. If your gutters are too small, rainwater could overflow and damage your exterior or even back up and damage your interior. In most cases, standard five-inch K-style or 6-inch half-round gutters should be large enough to divert water to the drains.[Read more…]
There’s much more to gutter systems than what you see while standing on the ground. If you are in the market for a replacement, you have to consider not only the price, but also the material, style and maintenance requirements. For you to make an informed decision, you need to ask questions, including the following:
Gutters may be a relatively small component, yet they can save your home from the consequences of improperly routed rainwater, from water intrusion to permanent damage to your house foundations. So, if you see the following problems on your own gutters, don’t wait too long to have them fixed.