While gutters may seem like a minor aspect of a home’s exterior, they play a critical role in protecting your property from water damage. Gutters help to direct rainwater away from your home’s foundation and prevent water from seeping into your basement or crawl space. Therefore, it’s important to have gutters that are installed correctly and maintained regularly.
A professional roofing company is the best choice to work on your gutters for several reasons. Roofers have the expertise to identify and repair any damage to your gutters and home that may go unnoticed by the untrained eye. They can detect leaks, cracks, and other problems that can cause water damage to your home over time Taking aspects such as your fascia boards and siding into consideration. Roofers can also recommend the appropriate type of gutter system that will work best for your home’s design and location.
Gutters catch everything that rolls off our roof rain, leaves, debris, and more. Gutter systems are excellent for protecting your foundation as long as they are correctly installed.
Indicators it may be time to get your gutters checked:
Sagging: Gutters can sag or pull away from the house due to debris weight or poor installation. This can cause water to overflow or leak into the house. In addition, the Fascia board of your home will rot from the water damage or may already be damaged in correlation to the sagging.
Gutter Clogs: Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate in the gutters, blocking water flow. This leads to water overflow and damage to the roof, fascia, and home foundation. This usually occurs when the homeowner ignores scheduling a gutter cleanout.
Leaks: Over time, gutters can develop leaks due to corrosion or damage. This can result in water damage to the roof, walls, windows and foundation of the house. In addition, when gutters become clogged or damaged, water can overflow and seep into your home’s walls, causing water damage.
Improper pitch: Gutters must be installed with a slight pitch to ensure water flows toward the downspouts. If they are not installed properly, water can pool in the gutters and cause damage.
Poor installation: If gutters are not installed properly, they can pull away from the house, sag, or fail to function correctly. This can lead to water damage and cost you more money in the end. Going with the right company who specializes in exterior home services and not just gutter installation is the safest route.
Regular maintenance on your gutters ensures that they stay in top shape year-round, helping you save money by avoiding costly repairs down the line. This will help you avoid these issues and more significant problems such as basement flooding, water getting under your shingles, or rotting fascia boards.
Replacing gutters can provide several benefits for your home.
The benefits of gutter replacement are numerous. A properly functioning gutter system helps to add an extra layer of protection to your home, redirecting rainfall and snowmelt away from your home’s foundation, walls, and windows, protecting the exterior of your house from water overflow and erosion.
They will enhance the overall aesthetic of your property by allowing you to choose different colors and styles that will match your home’s look. Improving your curb appeal with new gutters will also increase your home’s value.
It will also reduce pests infesting your home, such as mosquitoes and rodents which tend to breed in clogged gutters.
The Novalis Difference
Since 1940, Novalis Roofing and Siding has considered every aspect of exterior homes. The best option is to have your gutters and leaders installed adequately by professionals with expertise and experience in home-exterior renovations. In this blog, we discussed the things that could go wrong with gutter systems and some of those issues can correspond with previous companies who installed them improperly.
Novalis has our own Gutter Division run by our trained, in-house crews, which roll out your 5″ or 6″ aluminum gutters on site: no mismeasurements, no waiting, and no hassle, no seams. We also install copper gutters, built-in gutters, and half-round gutters. In addition, you will be given the option for gutter guards for your new gutter system.
Novalis uses Leaffilter, XTREME screens as our choice of gutter screens. As experts, we feel this company offers the best solution to protect your gutters from any debris such as pine needles, dirt, pollen, rodents and more.
Novalis has decades of experience installing and maintaining gutters. We will provide expert advice and guidance on choosing the proper gutters for your home and ensuring they are properly installed.