When it rains heavily, your residential roof gets put to the test. But to keep your roof in good shape, you also need a good, reliable gutter system. Even a small amount of rain can expose your roof to thousands of gallons coming down on your home. It’s your gutter system’s job to reroute that water off of your roof and away from your roof, siding, and foundation.
In addition to Roseville roofing repair and maintenance, our J&J Roofing contractors can help with gutter repair and replacement services. In this post, we’ll share how rain gutters work and talk about the important role they play in keeping your roof and home safe.
How Rain Gutters Work
Although a gutter system may look relatively simple upon first glance, a closer look will reveal important engineering details that work in concert to protect your roof. As water runs off of the roof, the gutter canal serves to collect and direct it. The end cap closes the gutter’s end, directing the water along with the elbows, which serve to redirect water through your gutter canals.
Supporting the gutters, the fascia bracket attaches to your eaves. Finally, the downspout, secured by a downspout bracket, leads water down and away from your home. For the system to function properly, each component must be in good working order, free of clogs or damage.
Your gutters perform all of these important jobs:
● Prevent mosquitos and insects from breeding
● Reduce soil erosion and landscape damage
● Protect against mold and mildew
● Protect against flooding
Important Gutter Facts
If you rarely think about your gutters, you’re not alone. Most homeowners don’t pay attention to their gutters until a problem arises. Ice, snow, debris, and even small animals can all create problems with your gutter system. Maintaining your gutters by keeping them in good working order and clear of debris will extend their lifespan significantly. Seamless gutters and gutter guards offer added protection for your gutter system while at the same time reducing the required maintenance.
Call Our Roseville Team for the Best Gutter Guards
If you’re tired of cleaning out your gutters or your gutter canal system is in need of maintenance, give us a call. Our residential roofing and gutter repair team can help you create a low-maintenance custom gutter system.
In this difficult time, we’re working extra hard to keep our community and customers safe. To get your gutter, repair, or siding estimate, give us a call at 586-445-6455 or contact us online for a consultation.