Your home’s gutters are often an overlooked component of your roof system, yet they are vital to protecting both your roof and your house from potential water damage. You should have your gutters inspected regularly to ensure that they remain in good condition, and you may want to consider investing in a seamless gutter system.
How does your gutter system work?
When it rains, the slope of your roof allows rainwater to simply run off the sides. However, the danger is that this water will simply drip off the edge and collect near the foundation of your home. This can result in all kinds of issues, including soil erosion, damage to the siding of your home, and even foundation damage or shifting.
Your gutters collect the water that runs down your roof and disperses it away from your home in order to prevent water damage. This is why taking care of your gutters is so important. Gutters that are damaged are likely going to leak water, resulting in issues that the gutter system was supposed to prevent. Having your gutters regularly inspected for damage, especially after a particularly bad storm, can help ensure that they remain in good shape.
What happens when gutters are clogged?
It’s also important that you have your gutters cleaned regularly. This prevents clogs from occurring. When too much debris collects in your gutters, they can become clogged, which causes them to be filled up when it rains. The weight of the water can cause your gutters to pull apart from the roof where they are attached. On top of this, clogged gutters can fill to the brim and soak back up into your roofing material or decking, causing water damage underneath where its hard to spot.
Why install a seamless gutter system?
Traditional gutter systems are installed in sections. These sections are connected using screws, sealant and more. Then, they are attached to your home with more screws. This, however, makes them more vulnerable to potential leaks near the seams. Seamless gutter systems are installed so that there are no sections except for near the corners, where they connect.
Since there are no seams or screws, seamless gutters won’t be as easily damaged and are less likely to come loose. Essentially, you’re reducing the risk of leaks even more with the installation of seamless gutters.
Because your gutter system plays such an important part in helping to protect your home against water damage, you should strongly consider installing a seamless gutter system. For information about getting a seamless gutter system installed or to request a gutter inspection, be sure to contact us at Perfection Roofing in Tulsa, OK.