A GUIDE TO YOUR HOME’S GUTTERS: HOW THEY KEEP YOUR ROOF HEALTHY

For many reasons, your roof’s gutters might be overlooked. Although they might seem insignificant, improper care can do more damage than good to your home.

There are steps that you can take to ensure your gutters work properly and protect your newly installed roof by KCG residential Roofing. Learn more about gutters and how they are important to your roof and home.

Gutters are important

Gutter’s main function is to divert water from your roof away. We see a lot of rain in North Central Florida. It’s important that your gutters do their job. Without gutters, water runoff could build up and cause water damage to your foundation. Gutters prevent erosion by reducing water runoff.

How Gutters Threaten Your Roof

Clogged gutters can stop them from functioning as they should. Clogged gutters can be worse than no gutters at any given time because water will back up, which can cause damage to the fascia and lead to structural rot.

Seepage

Water seepage is when water from your gutters gets into the gaps outside your home. Water seepage can occur when water gets stuck in your gutters and migrates to the roof. This could lead to ceiling leaks within your home.

Mold Growth

Stagnant water can be a breeding ground for mold growth. It can spread to your roof or through any openings in your home’s interior. This can cause damage to your home as well as your health.

Structural damage

Gutter damage can be severe when gutters are not properly cleared, especially after heavy rain.

How to Keep Your Gutters Healthy

You can take steps to ensure your gutters are in good working order so that they can perform their duties properly for your roof.

They should be cleaned often to get rid of any yard debris or leaves that may have accumulated and clogged them.

When they become loose or sag, secure them with gutter screws.

Check for seam and joint leakages regularly and apply silicone caulk if necessary.

As needed, repair your downspouts and make sure the joints fit properly.

To divert water away from your house, you can use splash blocks, an extension, or an irrigation pipe.

Professionals who are skilled in maintaining roofs can help you keep them in top shape.

Make sure your KCG roof is protected with functional, clean gutters

Gutters are essential in protecting your roof from erosion and water runoff. Gutters must be cleaned regularly to avoid damage to your roof. KCG Residential roofing can help you protect your new roof with our roof maintenance services. To prevent more expensive, long-term problems, we perform roof inspections and remove any debris. Call us today and enjoy the peace-of-mind that comes with trusting KCG with your roof.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roof repair in Sarasota! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.