Gutters are the unsung hero of the roof area of the house. You probably have memories of gutter cleaning days in your childhood home, when your dad would climb a ladder and scoop out old, wet leaves. Those days are over! Today’s gutters are different and much easier to maintain. If you haven’t updated your gutters in years, you may be looking to have them inspected to see if you need repairs or to get a quote for upgrading them. Or maybe you want to install a guard. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.
Benefits to Gutter Protection
These aren’t your mother’s gutters. Gone are the days of spending hours cleaning out your gutters—hopefully before you ran into problems. Today’s gutters come with guards to keep them clean and working. Many styles seamlessly blend into your roof, removing the look of obvious gutters completely. These guards prevent things like leaves and bird nests from building up in your gutters and reducing their usefulness. Even if you’re diligent about keeping them clean, you can run into problems after winter storms when ice builds up inside them. Contact Lenexa Roofing Company to learn about your options in protecting your gutters and choose the best style for you.
When building a house, plan for gutters. They are an important, though often forgotten, part of your home. They are on the outside and can add to, or subtract from, the appearance of your house. Improperly installed gutters can really detract from your home. More than looks, gutters help to protect your house. They work to keep water away from your foundation, which keeps your basement dry and free from mold. That’s why hiring a professional roofer to install your gutters is so important.
Gutters should not be installed and then forgotten. You need to watch them for minor problems that could compound into a major replacement job. Caught early, Lenexa Roofing Company can attempt to make repairs. What should you look for? Broken fasteners, for one. It is much easier, and cheaper, to replace a fastener than to have the problem grow into several broken fasteners and sagging segments. If your gutters are separating, either from the roof or from segments of itself, you should have a professional take a look to see if it’s worth attempting a repair. For other gutter problems, contact us for advice and an inspection.
There are several reasons to consider replacing your gutters. Some of these may be obvious. If you see your gutters pulling away from your fascia, you know that it’s time to contact a roofing contractor. That’s a very clear sign that you need work done. There are some signs that are easier to miss, though. If you have water damage in your basement, it may mean that your gutters aren’t doing their job and you have water collecting at your foundation. Problems with your foundation or landscaping near your house may indicate that your gutters need to be replaced. Also, how does your siding look?