How Do Gutters Prolong the Lifespan of Your Roof?
When it comes to your home, maintenance is one of the things you should never ignore. And while it’s essential to take care of your home’s landscape, walls, systems, and more, you shouldn't forget to check your gutters. They are a critical part of your house, and a failure in your gutter system can cause a lot of damage to your roof down the line.
How Protecting Your Gutters Can Protect Your Roof
1. Eliminate Fascia Damage
Your house roofing system is an integral part of the home, and your gutters are an integral part of that roofing system. A well-cleaned and maintained gutter system allows proper flow and redirection of water away from your house structure. If your gutters are clogged, they start holding water, and with the increasing weight of debris, your gutters can become heavy and sag—leading to breakage away from the roof fascia, which ultimately causes damage to your roofing system.
2. Prevent Roof Rot
When it rains and your gutters are clogged, the water has nowhere to go. This may force water into your expensive roof, which makes it weak, or it can result in water leaks and rots, reducing the lifespan of your roof. A leaking roof isn't something you would want in your home. It comes with repair costs and can cause even more extensive damage to your home's interior.
3. Ward Off Destructive Pests
Pests are the enemy when it comes to the roofing system in your home. If your gutters haven’t been looked at in a while, they can potentially attract hordes of rodents and pests. Pests like termites can cause significant damage to your roof, leading to collapse. Apart from that, some animals produce acidic waste, and when they land on your roof due to a clogged gutter, it can cause roof corrosion and reduce its lifespan.
4. Prevents Roof Collapse
An effective roofing system is definitely an investment, but that's all the more reason to take good care of it. Failure to clean your gutters well during autumn will cause debris and leaves to accumulate on your roof, causing structural issues down the line. When winter hits, snow can accumulate on your roof, and your clogged gutters serve like a plug in a bathtub where ice, water, and snow weigh on your roof, which may ultimately lead to roof collapse.
At Braswell Construction Group, GA, we know the importance of having a good gutter system to protect your roof and home. If you notice that your gutters are damaged, sagging, or leaking, let us conduct an assessment and see if you need new gutters installed.
We install seamless gutters with hidden hangers as well as gutter guard protection systems so you’ll won’t have to worry about leaking seams and constant cleaning.
To learn more, contact us online today or call us at (678) 283-2551 for a free roof inspection.