Top Reasons to Keep Your Gutters Clear

Top Reasons to Keep Your Gutters ClearWhy does your home have gutters? There are a few main reasons, and they have to do with the overall health of your home. Should your gutters become clogged with leaves or other types of natural or artificial debris you may put your home a risk of major problems. Should you ever notice any sort of build up occurring in your gutters don't hesitate to reach out to a professional roofer to conduct roofing maintenance. If you let the problem sit for too long you are likely going to run into one or more of the following issues.

Bugs & rodents

If water in the gutters backs up due to natural debris it won't be long before all types of critters ecome to make your gutters their new home. This can pose a health threat to the occupants of your home, as well as your neighbors. Keeping water moving swiftly through the gutter system will prevent bugs from wanting to take up residence there.

Prevent roofing damage

If water begins to pool in the gutters it will likely begin to spill over the edge. On one side it will trickle down the siding of the house and on the other the high waters will seep into the roofing material. If this occurs for too long it is certain that you will eventually need to replace the roofing materials, which can include the roof's shingles and the framing that makes up the roof deck.

Siding damage

As mentioned, the water can spill over both sides of the gutter. The water that doesn't soak into the roofing material will flow over the other side and spill down the siding. This water will result in unsightly streaks, but worse it could cause rot inside the siding if it continues for too long.

Foundation issues

Perhaps the biggest issue that could result from clogged gutters is foundation problems. After the water makes its way over the gutters, down the siding and to the ground it will begin to pool, right at foundation level. Eventually this water will soak below the ground and could seep into the foundation itself. This may result in cracking or other issues, which can be very expensive to fix.

If your home is experiencing gutter or draining troubles don't hesitate to call a professional roofer who can diagnose and repair the issue, as it isn't always as simple as cleaning out the leaves. To request gutter maintenance in McKinney or the neighboring communities reach out to Trifecta Roofing. We offer expert roofing maintenance for all roofing and gutter types. Give us a call at (469) 500-8305 to learn more about our services or to request an estimate for roofing maintenance in McKinney today.

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