Rain gutters serve a key function in protecting your home from the elements. The keep moisture and rain outside of your home and help to protect your home against mold, rot, and fungus. They can also assist in pest control around your home by preventing standing water that can breed unwanted insects.
If your rain gutters aren’t functioning properly, the damage to your roof, landscaping, foundation, driveway, and interior walls can be disastrous. At J&J Roofing, we use our expertise in residential roofing and gutter systems to help you keep your home safe and beautiful. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you decide if it’s time for your gutter to be upgraded.
A functional gutter system should easily protect your siding against mud, rain, and other elemental fluids. When the side of your home exhibits spots of dirt, splashes, or other debris, this indicates a likely overflow problem within your guttering. There may be a clog someplace along the line, or it may be time to replace the guttering system altogether. If left unattended, this can damage your home’s siding and detract from its appearance. It can also cause damage to your interior walls and landscaping.
One of the clearest signs that your gutters are due for an upgrade is standing water. Standing water poses a serious public health risk and is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and bacteria. If you notice pooled or standing water near your downspout, there may be a problem with your gutter system. An abundance of mosquitoes near your home may also indicate a problem with standing water that you can’t see.
Damaged downspouts fail to deliver water where it is meant to go, away from your home. These need to be replaced immediately before causing serious damage to your home’s foundation.
Visibly Damaged Gutters
Take a walk around your property. If you can see visibly damaged gutters, there can be no doubt that your gutters need updating. Damaged gutters will allow rainwater and leaves to collect along your roof or contribute to ice dams and other winter weather damage to your roof. Overflowing gutters are also a sure sign of trouble.
Look for the following:
● Holes and cracks
● Loose or missing pieces
Gutter Installation and Repair Experts in Michigan
At J&J Roofing, we can provide beautiful seamless guttering systems to increase your home’s value and add to its appearance. Our gutter installation and gutter repair professionals can assess your home’s unique needs and provide a customized system to protect your home for many years. We also offer gutter guards to minimize your gutter maintenance. Give us a call at 586-445-6455 or contact us to schedule your updated rain gutter system.