Spring will be here shortly, which means you need to start thinking about home maintenance tasks, one of which is gutter inspections. In this blog, local gutter and roofing contractor Cantrell Roofing, LLC shares the reasons why gutter inspections are an important part of your spring cleaning routine.
Optimal Gutter Performance
The spring season brings rain, which means you need good working gutters. Leaves, dirt and debris in the gutters can severely affect its long-term performance. They add unnecessary weight to the gutter troughs, which puts additional strain on the fasteners, which can lead to premature failure. It can also cause damage to the seams on traditional segmented gutters. Having your gutters cleaned and maintained can help prevent such problems and ensure optimal efficiency.
In addition to cleaning and maintenance, you should consider investing in gutter protection systems, of which there are various types. The best ones are those that are installed over the gutter troughs. Some work like filters, while others like hoods that shed solid matter to the ground. Some of these gutter protection systems can be installed on flat roofing systems.
Avoid Damage to the Roof
Water from clogged gutters may also back up and infiltrate the roof deck. Once moisture gets inside the roof, it doesn’t readily evaporate. Instead, it causes damage to the roofing support structure and insulation. Proper roof ventilation can help reduce trapped moisture in the attic, but it’s preferable if the moisture doesn’t reach the attic at all, which is reason enough to make sure gutters are clean before the spring season is in full swing.
Prevent Mold Growth
Another benefit of preventing moisture infiltration is it prevents mold growth. Warm, moist, and dark spaces, which applies to most types of attics, are favorable for mold growth. Mold can spread to your indoor living spaces and trigger allergies or other respiratory problems.
If your gutters are up for replacement, consider investing in seamless gutters. Learn more about its benefits by calling Cantrell Roofing, LLC, your leading provider of seamless gutters and GAF roofs. Give us a call at (903) 848-9494 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.