The two most critical parts of a house are the roof and the structure of the building itself. The structure is what will keep the house standing, providing stability to protect you and your family from the dangers of outside elements. In the same manner, the roof protects the inside of your house, preventing birds, insects, weather, and debris from coming inside and causing damage.
Just as the structure keeps the entire house standing strong, the roof plays a major protective role as well. In order for the roof to funnel water properly, you must have a resilient gutter systems in place. Gutters are critical, and B23 Roofing are experienced professionals who can ensure your guttering is working with your home instead of against it.
How Do Gutters Work?
When water lands on a roof it naturally flows down the sloped angles. If the roofing of your house has had gutters installed properly, the water will collect along the edges of the roof. It will then flow towards the corners of the house where it will be drained down through the gutters and away from your home.
Without gutters, water would collect near the base of the house, weakening the foundation over time. This is why good guttering, gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance is important. Without guttering, water can cause serious problems for the structure and stability of your home over time.
The Importance of Seamless Gutters
You should inspect your gutters yourself at least once a year to ensure they are seamless and there aren’t any blockages.
First, walk around your property on a day with no rain, and check that the gutters are sturdy and intact. Look for any cracks or places that seem unstable. If you note anything of concern, get in touch with us, and we’ll fix the problem.
Then, on a rainy day, check the gutters again and ensure rainwater is flowing down the gutters. You want the water to be flowing easily without any leaks or drips from other places on the roof. The water should not be pooling or forming a puddle at the base. Once you’ve checked that the rainwater is flowing properly through the water spout, ensure that the bottom of the pipes stop at least two feet away from your home. Again, you want to make sure that there is no water pooling near the foundation of your home.
If your home has older gutters, there is a higher chance that water will leak from them. This is because older gutters are not seamless in design, unlike today’s modern guttering systems. Seamless gutters are much more aesthetically pleasing, as well as more reliable and functional.
It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to get modern gutters installed. Our roofing experts at B23 Roofing can install seamless gutter systems quickly, and at a price that might surprise you! We guarantee that you will get a gutter system completely free of drips and leaks.
Choosing the right roof for your home can be an overwhelming and complicated task for many homeowners. Our qualified professionals at B23 Roofing will take the time to help make the process easy and speedy!