Whether it’s through good weather or bad weather, the roof on any home is the first and foremost piece of infrastructure that is most responsible for sheltering you and the rest of your home from the elements. With all of the vast variety of options when it comes to roofing styles, from wood, to metal, to asphalt, to clay tile roofing shingles, it can take a lot of decision making to find the perfect roofing material that’s right for you. However, one very important thing that remains constant throughout the plethora of roofing options is the need to prevent water damage from occurring at all costs. Regardless of the roofing material on top of your house, the single most important aspect of managing and controlling water flow is the rain water gutter system that lines the top of your home. While the options for different styles of gutter systems are nowhere near as vast and diverse as the different styles of roofing material, there is still a good deal of factors that are extremely important to consider.
Rain and water damage may not be the biggest concern here in the beautiful warm and sunny city of San Diego, but it does remain true that when it rains, it pours. The fact that we receive a relatively small amount of rain alone is not sufficient for homeowners to think that they can escape the absolute pain-in-the-neck experience of sustaining water damage to a roof. The first line of defense against this potential outcome is the roof gutter system. It’s absolutely essential that roof gutter systems be maintained and regularly checked to ensure that proper functioning is occurring. Because of how extremely important this part of home maintenance is to preventing water damage, those of us here at Divine Home Remodeling have decided to put together this article. Here we will cover the most important steps one should take to maintain their roof gutters, and we also explain why seamless gutters provide the best source of preventing water damage that any other kind of roof gutters can offer.
Why are roof gutters so important to maintain?
Roof gutters are the first line of defense when it comes to preventing water damage. These devices funnel rain water away from the home, and without them, rain water would accumulate all around the foundational layer of the home, which, if unaddressed, has the potential to cause serious water damage. If a given home didn’t have roof gutters, not only would the foundational layer of the home be subjected to water accumulation and damage, but the sides and panelling of the house (and even the inside of the house) would be susceptible to water damage as well.
Even with roof gutters, proper maintenance is essential to preventing water damage. The best way to properly maintain your roof gutters is to regularly clean them out and remove any accumulated debris that may be obstructing the free flow of water. It’s also essential to check them right after a storm, as things like heavy rain, wind, and even hail can damage them and cause a leak, which needs to be addressed quickly. However, even without a damaging storm, traditional roof gutters are typically made up of a series of pieces that connect together, and the seams that connect them can frequently be the source of leaks. This means that leaky seams can also be the source of serious water damage, which is why we highly recommend installing seamless roof gutters. What are seamless roof gutters? Seamless roof gutters are a new and improved style of roof gutter that completely solve the problem of leaks caused by faulty roof gutter seams. As the name implies, this style of roof gutters is completely void of seams, which means that with these roof gutters, you’ll never have to worry about seams being the source of a leak. This style of roof gutters is very carefully installed in one single piece that is custom-built to fit the angles of your roof.
While leaks in the seams will no longer be a source of worry with this style of roof gutter, it is still crucial that they be properly maintained. This means continuing to regularly clean them out of any lingering debris, and to also regularly check for holes and leaks, especially directly following a major storm. When it comes to roof gutter installation, maintenance checks, and repair, here at Divine Home Remodeling, we can provide it all, as always with completely free estimates on any job.
Whether or not the roof gutters that you think are perfect for your home are seamless, we provide installation services of roof gutters that come in a wide variety of color choices. This is a particularly handy option when it comes roof remodeling projects, because both styles can be customized to compliment one another and make your roof, and your home, look unique and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. If you’re planning on remodeling your roof in the near future, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right away for a free estimate!