One of the most critical components of a home involves something that many individuals often do not even pay attention to when looking to purchase real estate. Even those who reside within their own properties typically need something to go wrong before paying attention to one of the most critical construction pieces on any building. Not only does this system help to protect both the physical structure and shield away potential harm from the interior but they serve many more useful acts as well. What is this magical part of any building or home?
The gutter system.
The cost of repairs after water damage can vary greatly depending on exactly which areas of the home were affected and how severe the damage. Protecting your home is important but unfortunately, many individuals don’t pay attention to their gutter systems until it’s too late. Once a problem has arisen then home owners will address any potential gutter issues during the state of repairs but a preemptive check of the system or replacement could help to save money in the long run. There are multiple options available for either switching out part of your existing gutter system or even implementing a full installation, as advances in technology have greatly impacted the way gutters can more efficiently help to protect a residence or even commercial property.
Consider each of the following advantages to keeping your gutter system up to date and ready to serve your home - now and into the future.
Protect Your Home
An efficient gutter system serves first and foremost to protect the home. While knowing all about gutters can be beneficial, understanding at least the importance of moving water away from the structure and foundation is essential to seeing why a working gutter system is critical. If water begins to build up around the foundation, flooding can occur within a basement or first level of homes. If the gutter system is free and clear of debris, then water can move away from the building as intended.
This helps to both protect the home and foundation from constantly being wet or under water. Moisture build up can cause other concerns - mold, fungus, mildew, etc. - and ensuring you have a dry home helps homeowners to rest easy.
Protect Your Landscape
Not only does an efficient gutter system move water away from the foundation to protect its structure but the path also helps to eliminate damage to the surrounding landscape. Many homeowners work hard to secure nice plants or bushes planted around their home and clogged gutters could cause major damage.
If the water path is blocked from escaping then heavy rains can cause the water to spill over the sides of a gutter and fall to the ground below. These “waterfalls” can cause serious damage by eroding the ground or even smashing any plants that lie beneath. Repeated occurrences could also create a ravine which would flow back toward the foundation and could be an area that may leak in the future.
Protect Your Roof
Not only are gutter systems useful in the spring when there is traditionally more rainfall but winter precipitation is also in need of removal. Ice dams can be a major concern in cold weather climates and ensuring that a gutter system is fully operational in an effort to help prevent any such case is important.
Clean gutters are needed in order to keep water flowing and seamless systems help tremendously. Not only does this prevent dirt and debris from piling up to create a jam but it also keeps the system free from potential spots where ice could form. While the dams occur on the rooftop, making certain the water - once melted - can escape freely and away from the home helps to avoid any potential roof leaking issues. The longer an ice dam holds up, the water underneath melting could enter a home’s top floor or attic if unable to move freely into the gutter.
Increased Lifespan of Roof and Gutter System
Knowing how long you can expect your roof to last may only be increased through proper gutter maintenance is important. Any investment when dealing with a piece of property is important and knowing that you are making a conscious decision to not only protect the building itself but everyone who lives underneath its roof and the belongings held within, can make focusing on the gutter system extremely important.
Both the lives of each can be extended by properly cleaning and maintaining the gutter system throughout its duration. Keeping it free and clear of any debris not only helps to ensure that water will flow through the system, down downspouts, and away from the property but it can also extend the life of your roof. Instead of ice dams causing water to pool and sit in place, or blockages to keep dirt and debris on top of a home, the increased lifespan achieved through gutter upkeep is relevant and important.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we can handle any and all gutter, roofing, or siding needs for your home. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and gutter installations
, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or now construction project, if needed, as well as any inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for the purposes of insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above mentioned projects!