Why you should make your gutters a priority

Your home’s gutter system isn’t something you want to ignore if you care at all about the condition of your roof. During months where you’d typically experience harsher weather or more consistent rainfall, is when it needs to be working in tip top shape. If you’re wondering what is the big deal about gutters, you encourage you to continue reading. We have carefully selected some of the main reasons why clean gutters…are your home’s best friend.

Water Damage

When your gutter system isn’t malfunctioning, it can be detrimental to the health of your roof. Clogged gutters can create an overflow of water on your roof which not only leaves your home having to support the extra weight but also makes it easier for water to find and create new ways to get into your attic. Keep in mind that after the water has done its worst, whatever crevices it flowed through to get into your home, insects will use the same methods.

Gutter Damage

As your gutters become more and more forgotten over time, they won’t get better. When you ignore them the weight of the gutters starts to get higher due to debris caught in them and the water that becomes trapped during rainy days. Gutters will need repairs eventually (if not, have to get replaced), so do yourself a favor and keep an eye out regularly to make sure they’re in good condition.

Foundation Damage

The purpose of gutters is to direct water away from your property. When you ignore faulty gutters, you’re essentially letting your home take unnecessary hits from the rain it normally wouldn’t. Water seepage into the basement can be a result of your negligence. These issues will eventually cost you thousands in the long run. So why push it off any longer? Gutters will almost always be an afterthought. With so many other chores to do around the house, it’s typically not high on the list, but it needs to be a priority in order to keep your home’s roof and foundation out of harm’s way. For an expert opinion on gutters speaking to a roofing specialist from Buccos Roofing today at 724-554-6224.