As a homeowner, you understand the importance of regular maintenance and repairs for your roof. After all, your roof protects your house from the elements and keeps the things you love most safe from severe weather. However, there’s more to your roof than the shingles or roof tiles. Your gutter system
plays an integral role in the safety and weatherproofing of your house. Here are a few things your Denver roofing company wants you to know about gutter repair so you can keep your home in good condition for years to come.
Gutters Need Attention Year-Round
You probably only think about your gutter system when leaves are falling from the trees during the fall. Though they definitely need to be cleaned out during this time, they still need to be inspected and cleaned throughout the year. Heavy winds and rainstorms can cause debris to collect in the gutters, even if the trees around your house are bare. Every few months, have your roofing company inspect your gutters or inspect them yourself if you feel comfortable getting up on the ladder. Look for signs of damage like rust, cracks, and warping as these issues put the rest of your house at risk for water damage.
They Need to Be Repaired By a Professional
Sure, you may be comfortable cleaning your gutters, but when it comes to repairing them, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Believe it or not, one of the leading causes of accidents among homeowners in the United States is due to falling from ladders
. When you are trying to take care of a more complicated repair task other than simply scooping out leaves and debris, your risk of falling goes up. By letting a professional handle the job, you’ll stay safe and have the peace of mind knowing that your gutters are repaired properly the first time. Pros have the training and equipment required to stay safe on the roof no matter what they’re doing.
Repairs Need to Happen Immediately
Your gutters direct excess water away from your home. When they’re leaky or otherwise not working properly, you run the risk of damaging everything from the roof and siding to the foundation of the house. Water damage can be repaired, but it’s often expensive and requires extensive work once the damage is done. By taking care of repairs as soon as you notice something wrong, you’ll dramatically decrease the risk of water damage to your home. When in doubt, call your roofing company and let them assess the damage before things have a chance to get worse.
Don’t put off gutter repairs until it’s too late. Schedule a free written estimate with our experienced contractors. At Big Creek Roofing and Restoration, we believe that every house should be safe from water damage at all times. We’ll work to make sure your gutters are functioning properly and will take care of any issues quickly and correctly the first time. Contact us online or call (720) 309-9722 to schedule an appointment today.