On average, your roofing system is exposed to around 1900 gallons of water in a single rainstorm. Your gutters play a crucial role in preventing leaks and water damage when it rains. They are responsible for directing rainwater off your roof and into the downspouts, but they’re only effective when maintained properly.
If you don’t clean and maintain your gutters regularly, then you’ll eventually be forced to spend on costly repairs. To avoid this, you need to make sure that your gutter system is in good condition all-year round. Here’s how:
Check for Leaks
If the gutter’s downward pitch is perfect and the system is cleaned regularly, the water should flow directly into the downspout and out away from your home. But if there’s a leak, the interrupted stream can easily be noticed. This is why professional roofers usually check your gutter system for leaks during maintenance. You can also do this on your own by flushing the gutters with running water following a cleaning.
Install Gutter Guards
If you prefer not having to clean your gutters all the time, you can have gutter guards installed by a trusted roofing contractor. Gutter guards prevent your gutters from becoming overloaded with debris. There are snap-on products that are made with wire-mesh covers to prevent debris from entering your gutter system, but you’ll still need to have these covers cleaned every other season.
Clear Your Downspouts
Your downspouts and other connecting pipes are just as important as your gutters. If you notice water leaking out of the extension pipe that leads into your downspout, it could be due to a seam issue or debris that’s built-up within your downspout. Either way, you may have to remove it to clear out the blockage.
When it comes to excellent residential and commercial roof installation, ABM Services & Renovations is the company to trust. Call us today at (770) 288-2368 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Locust Grove, Sandy Springs and surrounding GA areas.