There is a common misconception that gutter systems are just an option and not a priority in terms of new roof construction and maintenance. Unfortunately, this misconception can cause damage to your home.
Gutters offer numerous benefits. With their help, you are able to prevent water from pooling around your home and leaking into your basement, which can lead to foundational problems in the long run. By properly directing water away from your home, they also limit moisture exposure, keeping mold and mildew growth in check.
This is why ensuring your gutters are in good condition is important. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot to take care of your gutters. For the most part, it’s just a matter of keeping the system clean and free of debris to ensure rainwater from the roof flows down and away as it should. But what does a clean gutter have to do with roof integrity?
How Gutters Affect Your Roofing System
Here are the main reasons why cleaning your gutters is important to preserving your roof’s integrity:
Clogged gutters can cause water to back up onto your roof, causing rotting on your roof.
Cleaning your gutter system will prevent further damage to other parts of your roof and gutter. When there is too much debris in your gutters, they can begin to sag or even break from the weight.
Apart from affecting the integrity of your roof, clogged gutter can also lead to water spilling over to the side and pouring into your landscaping, damaging your plants and garden.
When it comes to reliable gutter cleaning and maintenance, siding installation and roof repair and replacement, Thompson Roofing and Construction is the name to call in Huntsville, AL, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (256) 251-5566 to request a FREE estimate!