Some homeowners don’t give much thought to how their gutters are installed. As the gutters are less noticeable than the roof and other major parts of the home, some homeowners tend to forgo proper installation and maintenance. This is why gutter problems often become the root of their roofing woes.
If you’re like most people who pay little attention to their gutters, you will need to be more proactive. Your gutters serve an important purpose, and unless you want a leaking roof, you need to do away with half-baked installation.
Tedrick’s Roofing discusses how improper gutter installation causes problems for your home:
Rainwater Won’t Drain Properly
Gutters need to be pitched correctly to enable water to flow freely. If the position is not right, your gutters will have a hard time draining rainwater, causing it to seep underneath your roof and into your home. Roofing contractors can easily tell if the pitch isn’t in the right place and make recommendations on proper gutter installation.
Poor Drainage Can Cause Problems for Your Foundation
Your gutters don’t just drain water from your roof. They also ensure that water won’t pool around your home. If the gutters weren’t installed properly, they won’t be able to direct water away from your home. When this happens, the water can cause the ground to be saturated, which, in turn, creates pressure against the walls of your home. This may lead to damage to your home’s foundation.
To avoid gutter installation problems, Tedrick’s Roofing offers custom-fit aluminum alloy gutters. Our contractors ensure that you get the proper size and configurations for your gutters, so water flows freely from your gutter and away from your home. We use the best materials for gutter installations, so you can expect durable, quality gutter repairs from our team.