The purpose of gutters is to keep water away from your house to avoid water damage. A properly installed and maintained gutter system will channel water on your roof down and away from the base of your house. This prevents it from pooling up next to your house where its likely to find its way inside the foundation. In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof.
How Gutters Relate to Your Roof
In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof. Excess water pooling up in your gutters can lead to roof leaks. When excess water is forced to stay on the roof or roof edge, it can seep into the shingles. Depending on the time of year and temperature outside, this can lead to ice dams forming, which can cause major damage to your roof.
In order for gutter systems to do their job, they need some regular maintenance. There are a few things you can do throughout the year to keep your gutters in optimum condition. Keep trees cut back to avoid overhanging limbs. This will help keep the amount of debris that falls into your gutters to a minimum. Keep your gutters clean and free of debris so that the water can drain properly. If your gutters are loose or don't drain correctly, be sure to repair them. Make sure that all your downspouts are in place and divert all the water into your drain system.
In addition to roofing at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can also help you with your gutters, siding, soffit and fascia. We focus heavily on both residential and commercial work. There is literally no job too big or too small. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your roofing needs and get a free quote!