The Importance of Gutters and Your Home

Gutters play a critical role in your roofing system and your home. Although, gutters may not seem like a big deal, their job is to redirect the water the runs off your roof away from the foundation of your home. Poorly installed gutters or gutters that have not been cleaned out can't do their job effectively. Read on to learn more about what gutters do for your home from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks

Importance of Gutters

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 it's 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.

Maintaining Your Gutters

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.

If you didn’t clean out your gutters before winter, now that spring is almost here, it’s time to get those gutters cleaned out to ensure they are working properly. If you don’t have the time to clean out your gutters or don’t feel safe getting up on a latter on your own, we offer gutter cleanout at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call for gutter cleanout, roof inspections, roof repair, replacement, and more!


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