When it comes to your roof, the gutters may not seem like a component worth worrying about. The only time you pay any mind to them is if they’ve experienced damage of some sort. However, don’t dismiss your gutters or the condition of your gutter system — they are actually critical to ensuring your roof (and home) aren’t damaged.
Why Are Gutters Necessary?
Gutters are meant to direct the rain away from your home. The water flows from your roof to the gutters and out the downspouts. You might be asking, “Is this necessary? Do I really need gutters on my home?” The answer is yes!
Without gutters, the rain rolls down your roof and collects near the foundation of your home. This can cause significant problems:
- Flooding in your basement
- Water damage
- Damage your foundation
- Water damage to your siding
- Leaks at your windows
What Gutter Solutions Should You Consider?
Typical gutter systems tend to face one common challenge: blockages. Debris tends to collect inside of gutters over time, blocking the flow of water. As a result, gutters will overflow. The weight of the water can also cause the gutters to pull away from the roof. One solution to prevent gutter blockage is to install Waterloov Gutter Guards on your gutter system. These guards prevent debris from collecting inside the gutters while still allowing rainwater to freely flow through the gutter system.
Installing New Gutter Solutions
It’s essential to purchase high-quality solutions when installing new gutters. You want gutters which can withstand rain, wind, and debris. The installation of your gutters is just as important as the material you choose. Improper installation can result in all kinds of issues. It can also reduce your gutter’s lifespan. As such, be sure to work with a gutter installation service you can trust.For information about our gutter solutions or our installation services, contact us at Midwest Roofing in Missouri. We work with homeowners from Columbia to Springfield.