A roof’s gutter system plays a vital role in keeping your structure in great shape, allowing water to shed from the roof and safely away from the foundation. If the water simply runs off a roof with no gutter system, it can seep into the ground against the structure. Over time, this rain collection against the foundation can cause major issues, so it’s important to know that whatever system might be used for shedding rainwater is getting the water safely away from the foundation of the building.
One of the most important things a homeowner can do for their gutter system is to clear it of debris at least twice a year. Depending on what types of trees are near the structure (specifically what kinds of debris is being shed into the gutter system), it may be necessary to clean the gutters more frequently. Even if gutter guards have been installed in a gutter system, it is necessary to check and clean out the debris that may have found its way through the guard. Debris buildup in a gutter system blocks the flow of water and can even trap water in the system. Over time, this may cause various problems with the gutter itself as well as the fascia that it is attached to. If the debris is not cleared before winter, then trapped water may freeze and cause all sorts of damage to the gutters and downspouts.
Hiring A Professional
There are many times when cleaning the gutter yourself is not an option, such as second-story gutters or uneven ground around the structure. Hiring a gutter cleaning service is always a safe bet, as they will come well-equipped to get the job done safely and efficiently. If you suspect that your gutter system may have been damaged or is not functioning properly, you should have an inspection performed to make sure there are no problems that are building up. In the Northern Front Range of Colorado, you can count on Select Roofing Contractors for a free roofing inspection that includes gutters and downspouts and will ensure that any problems are discovered. Call us today to schedule a free inspection!