Gutters make up an important part of your roofing system which affects its longevity. If gutters get too clogged it can trap water and moisture on your roof. If shingles stay wet too long they attract mold and begin seeping into the underlayment. Here’s what you should consider when installing or fixing gutters to prevent damage from developing.
Problems with Traditional Gutters
Many of last century’s gutters were designed based on standards which are now outdated. While old gutter systems have seams which potentially allow leaks to develop, the advent of seamless gutters has become a widely adopted solution for homeowners. If a gutter system doesn’t drain water effectively, regardless if it’s clogged with tree branches, leaves or other debris, it can run up expensive repair bills.
How Professional Gutter Inspections Help
A certified roofing contractor can help you decide what type of gutter system would work best for your roof, as far as longevity, affordability, and aesthetics. The specialist will inspect your roof carefully and give you a report which can help point you in a cost-efficient eco-friendly direction. If your gutter system is made by old standards you should consider replacing it with a new seamless gutter system. It will reduce and eliminate several risks faced by relying on traditional systems.
Why Seamless Gutters are the Better Deal
Seamless gutters are designed to be low maintenance and last a lifetime. These gutters are made out of the heaviest gauge aluminum suitable for residential roofs. Aluminum or steel are more affordable than other metals such as copper or zinc. The quality finish adds to the durability and is covered by a 20-year warranty.
Aluminum has many other benefits beyond affordability and durability. It can be easily cut into any shape, which can mean less waste and it’s recyclable. It’s also lightweight and easy to paint, giving you the opportunity to show off shiny, colored gutters. Once we install our gutter system you will never have to repaint it. Another advantage that aluminum has over other metals is it doesn’t rust.
Don’t let poor drainage cause water to get backed up on your roof, which may lead to high repair bills. Contact us here at Tri County Roofing to learn more about protecting your roof. We are a family-owned business that was established in 1973, serving the Charleston and surrounding communities.