Clogging keeps gutters and downspouts from doing their only job: to channel rain and snowmelt from the roof safely to the ground. Poor drainage can damage wood building elements, such as fascia boards and roof decking; ruin your landscaping; and suck the strength out of your foundations. Although ice dams can still occur with clean gutters, blockages increase the chances of their formation.
Most homeowners can figure out when it’s time to invest in a new roof; leaks, visibly damaged shingles or the amount of time that has passed since the last roof replacement are all typical signs. What homeowners may need a little help identifying is when their home’s gutters need repair or replacement. In fact, gutter installation is not something most homeowners think about at all, until it’s too late. If you have realized it’s time for new gutters, Kidd Luukko Corporation shares a few things you need to know first:
One of the most frequent causes of damage to any residence is water. Whether it comes from heavy rain or melting snow, water can weaken your outermost layers of protection and the structure itself. Without the proper protective measures, you could compromise your walls and roofing. You can prevent damage with 2 types of home improvement projects designed to help you handle the water.