As a homeowner, you should know that your roof is exposed to around 1,900 gallons of water on average during a single rainstorm. It’s crucial then that your home’s exteriors are built to withstand such weather to keep you dry and safe. However, this is only ensured if your gutters are also working as well as they should.
A good gutter system effectively directs rainwater from the roof and down into the drain, but it only stays effective if it’s regularly maintained. Otherwise, you’ll eventually have to spend for a costly roof repair when it could have been avoided had your gutters been cleaned and cared for properly.
Here’s what you need to do:
Check for Leaks
If the downward pitch of your gutters is perfect, and the system is cleaned regularly, then the water should flow directly into the downspout and out away from your home. However, an interruption in the stream can easily be noticed if there’s a leak, and, if that happens, have it repaired by your trusted contractor as soon as possible or during your scheduled maintenance.
Clear Your Downspouts
Keep in mind that your downspouts and other connecting pipes also need to be properly maintained. If you notice water leaking out of the extension pipe that leads into your downspout, it can be due to a seam issue or debris that’s built up from within. Either way, you may have to remove it to clear out the blockage. You can also hire a trusted residential and commercial roofing contractor to check your downspouts and properly clean any accumulated debris if you’re concerned about your safety.
Install Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are a great way to keep your gutters effective and in good condition, especially if you prefer not to clean them as often as needed. A good gutter guard system also prevents it from becoming overloaded with debris – so long as it’s installed professionally. However, you’ll still need to have these covers cleaned every other season.
If you’re looking for a trusted expert in roofing and solar tubes, hire Berry Roofing & Solar to get the job done for you. Call us at (951) 900-1309, or fill out our convenient contact form to get started. Talk to us today!