If your gutter system needs work, get an estimate from a reputable installer.
How is your roof gutter system working? If it’s looking a little bit leafy out there, it could be time to reconsider the way that you clean and protect your gutters. With gutter guards, you can protect your roof gutter system and the roofing itself.
What Does Your Roof Gutter Do?
Your gutter system has an important job to do. It protects the integrity of your home by allowing water to flow from your roof, into your gutters, and into the ground. Without a proper gutter system, water would simply flow from the roof onto the ground, potentially damaging your foundation, eroding your soil, and ruining your landscaping. A gutter provides your water infrastructure for your home, and you need to get it right.
Types of Gutters
When you’re replacing your gutters, you have a choice between different types of gutter products. Sectional rain gutters are easy to install yourself. You choose sections of gutter that fit the exterior of your home, and you or an installer can put them together. Seamless gutters need a professional installer who will create gutters specifically to the dimensions of your home. While they are more expensive to install initially, they are less likely to leak, warp or sag because they’re tailored to the specific dimensions of your home, with few, if any, seams.
Keep your gutters clean and clear, even during fall leaf season.
Keep Your Gutters Working In All Seasons
Winter, spring, summer, and fall, your gutters have different needs but serve the same purpose. Your job is to keep those gutters running clean and unclogged to ensure that water that falls on your roof moves from your roof to the ground and away from your house.
In the fall, you need to ensure that you clean your gutters to avoid leaf accumulation that could prevent your gutters from working and could cause warping, saggy gutters over time.
In the winter, debris and water can accumulate in your gutters, backing water up into the roof and under your shingles. This can lead to leaks if that water freezes and thaws, loosening the roofing. In the spring, your gutter can also fill up with sticks and blossoms released by local trees. Spring and summer are times when birds, squirrels, and wasps make their nests. They will use your gutters if they’re not very clean. You need to keep your gutters working in every season, but how?
Gutter Guards Protect Your Gutters
If you want to protect your roof gutter system, you need protection that will work all year round. Gutter guards can help you avoid leaf and blossom accumulation in the spring. With a gutter guard, water clings to the outside and gently rolls into the water catchment area, while leaves slide off the gutter and fall to the ground. Add a heating system to your gutters to add winter protection, so that the water will continue to move easily through your gutters rather than stalling and turning to ice. With a combination of clean and ice-free gutters, you’ll be able to ensure that your roofing remains as leak-free as possible, even during fall and winter storms.
You want to protect your home. Harry Helmet is here to help you develop your home infrastructure so that water will flow easily from your roof to the ground. Contact us today and schedule an appointment to learn more about Gutter Helmet.