Are Your Gutters Doing Their Job?
Quality gutters are a must on your home becasue without them your home could be susceptible to water damage. It's your gutters job to guide water from rain and snow on your roof away from your home. Did you know that our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company does more than just roofs? Roofs and gutters go hand in hand and that's why we offer gutter installation at the Lake of the Ozarks too! Read on the find out why gutters are so important!
Importance of GuttersThe 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 RoofIn 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.
Maintaining Your GuttersIn 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.
Got Gutters? We Do!
You likely already have gutters on your home but they may or may not be doing their job correctly. If you notice after a big rain or when the ice starts to melt off your roof, that you have water pooling up next to or close to your home it more than likely means that your gutters are not channeling the water correctly. If water were to get into your home it can cause some seriously costly damage! Avoid damage to your foundation and call Above & Beyond Roofing to install new gutters at the Lake of the Ozarks!