The components of your home all work together to provide a sturdy and functional shelter. Bearing this in mind, it makes sense how the upkeep of certain components can affect, whether positively or negatively, other features as well. Today’s article from roofing contractor CMS Roofing examines how regular gutter cleaning can help reduce the need for roof repairs.
Clogged gutters offer no other way for water to flow freely. Instead of flowing along the gutters and into the downspout, the water drips onto the side of your home. Apart from damaging your siding, standing water compromises the structural integrity of your roof, causing it to rot. This damage results in the need to repair, or even replace, your roof.
Keeping your gutters clean can significantly reduce the need for roof repair. Clean gutters save you time, money and effort.
Debris-filled gutters tend to sag and weigh your roof down. The damage is mostly concentrated on the fascia, to where the gutters are directly attached. To avoid sagging, make sure to clean your gutter system regularly. For your safety, professional roofers like CMS Roofing advise you not to attempt to repair your roof or your gutters on your own, especially after severe weather has hit. Rotting parts of these components might give out and cause injuries. While maintaining your home is important, your safety is the priority.
If the gutters have come loose due to the added weight of debris, contact your local roofers or gutter company as some gutter hardware may need to be replaced or tightened.
CMS Roofing is committed to providing high-quality and reliable products and services to residential and commercial property owners. Our 16 years in the roofing industry have given us the expertise and know-how when it comes to all things roof-related. Call us today at (803) 732-5558 or at (843) 732-5558 to request a free estimate. We serve Charleston and Columbia, SC.