Keeping rain and snow off of your roof is one of the most important steps that you can take to preserve your roof.
Gutters and downspouts are vital components to your home roofing maintenance system.
Downspouts are located in the corners of your home and carry water away from the roof via the gutters.
It is very important to make certain that both gutters and downspouts remain free of leaves, debris or any other matter that may block the free flow of water.
Water damage is a serious threat to your home and can cause deterioration in the roof as well as your basement. Having your home inspected by a professional roofer several times each year can help alert you to any potential problems that you may have with your gutters or downspouts.
Some signs that you need to have your downspouts replaced may include excessive water dripping from the downspouts as well as a build-up of materials in the gutters and downspouts. When it comes to roofing problems, time is of the essence. It is much better to fix a small problem right away then to put it off until it becomes a serious and expensive project to repair.
And, it is safer to leave this type of work to an experienced roofing contractor than to attempt the work yourself.