Gutters and down spouts are the most important factors in how well your roof sheds water. The importance of having them properly installed and maintained cannot be said enough. Gutters and spouts ensure that the soil around your house remains stable, which helps avoid possible foundation problems. Water staining on brick and sidings can be prevented, life of concrete walkways and driveways can be extended, and flooding under houses and in basements can be prevented. Smart Roofing and Sheet Metal can make seamless gutters in any size and color you need, and provide spouts to match.
However gutters do take time and work to install and maintain. Gutters must be pitched properly so it is important that you choose and experience Milwaukee roofing contractor for the job. If your gutters are not pitched properly and cleaned regularly then many problems can arise.
Problems cause by clogged and unpitched gutters:
- water and ice damming
- deterioration of gutters
- water leaking into the house
- damage to the eaves
- mosquitos and bugs can breed in the built up standing water
Smart Roofing and Sheet Metal of New Berlin recommends that gutters should be cleaned at the very least twice a year. This does however depend on the style of house and the types of trees that surround the property and their proximity to the home. Cleaning gutters can get easier though; this can be done by having a roofer install gutter guard.
Gutter guard can be an effective asset for your roof and gutters. Gutter guard will keep leaves and other objects that will clog your gutters out. That doesn’t mean that the gutters never have to be checked or cleaned but it will decrease the frequency significantly. At Smart Roofing and Sheet Metal of New Berlin we always use the highest quality products and provide the highest quality installations.