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…]
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. Thompson Roofing and Construction, your premier gutter and roofing contractor, lists some of them here. [Read more…]
A well-designed roofing system keeps water from entering your home and channels rainwater and snowmelt to the roof’s edge. From there, a quality gutter system finishes the job by safely transporting the water down and away from vulnerable areas of your property.
Without gutters, water spilling off the roof will drip down unhindered and cause damage to siding, windows, masonry and the foundation of your home. There’s also the risk of ice dams and icicles forming, which is detrimental to the structural integrity of your roof.
Rarely home improvements finish under budget. The best-case scenario is always to spend the amount of money quoted to you prior to construction. If things don’t go as planned, you might face bigger expenses than initially anticipated.
Your home’s outward appearance is instrumental in making a good first impression. This is what is known as curb appeal. A drab facade with very little attractiveness or visual aesthetics will lead to a low curb appeal. The best way to revitalize your home’s look is with an excellent exterior upgrade.