Home Exterior and Roof Improvement and Protection Recommendations
Your home's roof and gutters provide a large area of protection to your property, as it protects the interior of your home against leaks and maintains the surrounding soil to reduce erosion in the process. As a homeowner, you must keep an eye on your rain gutters to make sure they are working as they should and other areas of your home's drainage are functioning properly. Here are some recommendations to help you maintain and protect your home roof and exterior and your property foundation.
Update and Improve Your Rain Gutters
When you look up toward your roof's edge, you will likely see the edge of your rain gutters that provide drainage to your roof and protection to your home foundation. But for the rain gutters to protect your home, they need to be in good condition—free of cracks, gaps, and sagging along their edges. Old and damaged rain gutters are not going to provide your home with the protection it needs.
If you notice your rain gutters leaking and dripping along their underside during and after a rainstorm, you need to look into having them repaired. You can also check their condition by running water from your garden hose onto your roof to see how it drains through your rain gutters.
Contact a gutter professional about inspecting and updating your rain gutters, when necessary. Your gutter professional can check your gutter's condition for common types of damage and recommend a replacement option best for your needs. Seamless rain gutters provide you with a gutter system that is less likely to crack and come apart at its connections and corners. This system will ensure your home remains protected inside and out.
Maintain Your Roof
In addition to keeping your roof draining well onto the surrounding landscape with good rain gutters, you also need to look out for your roof with damage from nearby trees. Nearby trees can shed their leaves, pine cones, needles, twigs, and seed pods onto your roof, which will collect and trap moisture onto your shingles, putting them at risk of excessive decay. And large tree branches will easily scratch and damage your roof's shingles.
To prevent this type of damage, be sure you check and trim back nearby trees, especially those that grow over the top of your roof. The excess debris from close-growing trees can also fill your rain gutters with debris and clog them from draining properly. A seamless gutter installation service can recommend ways to stop clogs in your rain gutters and to also keep them cleaned.