Gutters have one specific job — to divert the path of water away from your home. As part of the roofing system, gutters are essential tools in protecting the foundation of your home. They prevent basement flooding and soil erosion, protecting the beauty of your lush greenery and cultivated garden.
The importance of gutters can’t be overstated. To help you prevent any type of compromising damage to your gutters, trusted roof replacement company Expert Contracting shares several important tips:
Protect Your Gutters From Sharp-Hitting Hail
Installing thick metal gutters is the smartest way to prevent hail damage. The mere density will prevent the sharp-hitting hail from puncturing the gutter. If sturdy enough, the thick gutters can potentially resist noticeable dents. If hail storms in your locale are few and far between, it may be more cost-effective to simply inspect your gutters before and after the weather event.
Protect Your Gutters From Freezing Snow
Melted ice can flow through your gutters and re-freeze while inside. This forces the gutters to expand, making it prone to cracking or breaking off. It can also lead to an untimely and costly roof repair. To prevent this, make sure to properly insulate your roof or attic to keep snow as powder. The insulation will also help to keep your home warm during winter months.
Protect Your Gutters From Water Damages
The gutters are not immune to moisture-related damages. Standing water can lead the gutters to crack, compromising the integrity of your roofing system. Expert roofing companies will advise you to layer the gutters with water-resistant paint and immediately seal up any open seams in sectional gutters. Exposing your gutters to direct sunlight for a faster drying process can also be helpful.
Make the best choices for your home. For superior quality gutter repair and installation services, look no further than Expert Contracting. Call us at (716) 508-3700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve customers in and around West Seneca, NY.