When the roof on your home is shot, the entire home can look like it has fallen into disrepair. Even if everything else is neat and tidy, damaged and curling shingles immediately give people the impression that you do not keep up on home maintenance. Even with a brand new roof, gutters that are falling apart will have the same effect on the way people perceive your home.
Most professional Oklahoma roofers also take care of replacing your gutters. Installing new gutters when the old ones are no longer doing their job can make your entire home look better maintained, neater and more attractive. Here are some warning signs that it might be time for new gutters:
• Streak marks on the siding, indicating that the gutters are not diverting water away from the house.
• Ponds of water around the foundation, indicating that the gutters are actively leaking.
• Channels of water appearing in the landscaping around your home or landscaping that is being washed away.
• Gutters that are pulling away from the house or gutters with missing pieces.
Gutters are not just for decoration. They serve an important role in protecting your home and its foundation from water damage. When you start seeing these warning signs, call a roofing company in Oklahoma City to learn about replacing the gutters.
Keeping the gutters clean is a necessary part of home maintenance. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, and they should be checked after major windstorms. Use ladders to inspect the gutters. A basic garden trowel can be used to scoop out the debris. Have a trash can or bucket nearby on the ground to drop the leaves and debris in.
Check the gutters around the home to be sure they are all securely fastened. If any have worked loose, you can contact a quality roofer to see if they offer gutter repairs. Having the gutter pulled tight against the house again can help prolong the life of the gutter.
Prevent the gutters from filling with leaves by taking care of the trees on your property. Tree branches should not overhang past the roof line and they should never be allowed to rub on the roof. If necessary, have a roofing company come out and trim trees to limit the amount of leaves that fall directly on your roof.
Robbins Roofing, Inc., is more than a roofing company. We also offer gutter services to help you keep the entire home looking welcoming and clean. Check us out on Facebook to learn more about our company and what we offer.