GET THE PERFECT ACCESSORY FOR YOUR ROOF
WHEN ASSESSING YOUR GUTTER SYSTEM, WE LOOK INTO THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
1. WHAT SHAPE ARE YOUR GUTTERS IN?
Clogged gutters can cause improper drainage that leads to fascia damage, ice dams and leaks at the eaves. Consider using a gutter protection system to minimize or eliminate the need to clean your gutters.
5. IS THERE AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF DOWNSPOUTS AND ARE THEY LARGE ENOUGH?
If there are not enough downspouts or if those existing aren’t big enough, water can back up in your system and won’t effectively divert away.
2. ARE THE GUTTERS PROPERLY SECURED?
If not, water could be leaking between your roof and gutters. It is all too common that someone spends a lot of time and money on beautiful landscaping or finishing a basement only to have misdirected water ruin everything.
6. IS THE SHINGLE OVERHANG THE APPROPRIATE LENGTH?
A proper overhang sheds water away from the perimeter of your home, protecting your fascia boards and redirecting the water into the gutters.
3. ARE THE GUTTERS LARGE ENOUGH?
Your gutters may not be deep or wide enough to handle the amount of rain your home receives, causing them to overflow. If this is the case, oversized gutters may be appropriate.
7. IS A DRIP EDGE RECOMMENDED?
Drip edge is a piece of metal flashing that aids in waterproofing by redirecting the “dripping” water into gutters.
4. ARE THE GUTTERS PITCHED PROPERLY?
If not, water may not be making it to the downspouts. If your downspouts cannot carry the water away from your home’s foundation, your building or landscaping could experience serious damage.