Installing a new roof can improve your home’s curb appeal, prevent water damage and even improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. However, your new roof won’t be able to function correctly if your current gutters are not in good condition. Your gutters play a key role in keeping the roof safe and in good working condition throughout the year.
Gutters are a critical part of the roof that are responsible for keeping the roof, and the rest of the house, free from water damage. It’s also one of the most problem-prone parts of the roof, which is why it’s very important that you know how to spot its common ailments.
Good gutters and downspouts can efficiently channel water away from your property and last for many years. However, if you don’t pay close attention to certain warning signs, you may not realize when you need a replacement. To help you avoid costly water damage and its associated problems, Colorado Roof Toppers, the area’s trusted residential roofing contractor, recommends watching out for these signs:
Generally, there are two gutter types: sectional and seamless. Although both provide effective drainage, the seamless type is the superior choice on many levels.
Water can affect the strength and durability of even the toughest building materials, such as wood, metal and concrete. However, it doesn’t have to always be in liquid form to wreak havoc on your home. Excessive humidity can compromise the structural integrity of your roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows and doors. In addition, humid environments are a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Without expelling high levels of moisture, you’re home will require more time and money.