The gutters play an important role in your home’s ability to avoid moisture damage. Without them, water runoff from the roofing system will fall straight down the soil around the home, causing problems such as erosion and damage to the siding. Although many people choose to install steel gutters, our experts recommend getting aluminum gutters instead because of their key advantages.
Clogging keeps gutters and downspouts from doing their only job: to channel rain and snowmelt from the roof safely to the ground. Poor drainage can damage wood building elements, such as fascia boards and roof decking; ruin your landscaping; and suck the strength out of your foundations. Although ice dams can still occur with clean gutters, blockages increase the chances of their formation.
Most homeowners can figure out when it’s time to invest in a new roof; leaks, visibly damaged shingles or the amount of time that has passed since the last roof replacement are all typical signs. What homeowners may need a little help identifying is when their home’s gutters need repair or replacement. In fact, gutter installation is not something most homeowners think about at all, until it’s too late. If you have realized it’s time for new gutters, Kidd Luukko Corporation shares a few things you need to know first: