Gutters are an integral part of a roofing system. While the roof protects your property from the elements, gutters are responsible for collecting and channeling rainwater and snowmelt safely away from the structure. This way, the flow of water off your roof is controlled, which prevents water from pooling around the foundation. Like every component, however, gutters are subject to damage, some of which have lasting effects on the structure of your home.
Creative Construction Group, your trusted licensed roofing contractor, looks at these forms of damage and how you can avoid them:
This is usually due to a build up of leaves, twigs and other debris in the gutters. It is a big problem to have since it usually leads to other issues like ice dams, water dripping down the side of your property and basement flooding. The best way to avoid this is to install high-quality gutter protection systems. These screens act as a barrier against debris, ensuring only water is able to get into the gutters. If you don’t have a gutter protection system, consider getting your gutters cleaned regularly.
Improperly Sloped Gutters
This is a problem with the installation process. Normally, the gutters should be efficiently sloped to facilitate proper water flow to the downspouts, but sometimes, they can be installed wrong, causing the water to overflow rather than drain. That’s why as part of our roof installation services, we can also check on the slope of your gutters and correct them as needed.
Roof Drip Edge Errors
This is a miscalculation error that results in the roof runoff making its way behind rather than into gutters. This means that the roof drainage is running behind the gutter, spilling by the building and pooling on the ground. That’s why it is important to only work with tried and tested contractors like Creative Construction Group, when installing the gutters system.
In addition to being your trusted roofing and gutter specialists, we can also assist with your insurance roof claims, making the process more convenient and ensuring you receive just compensation. Call us now at (815) 339-0550 for your home improvement project. We serve clients in Crystal Lake, IL, and the surrounding areas.