Learn about the importance of gutter maintenance and repair.
Gutters are often the most overlooked feature of a home; however, they’re actually one of the most important features. Gutters help drain the rainwater and moisture that falls from the roof of a home, directing the water into the downspouts. If your home’s gutters are clogged or broken, the rainwater and moisture accumulate on the roof, causing damage. Or, the water will leak into your basement, cause wood rot or foundation damage, or overwater your landscape.
Gutters are extremely important, and keeping them well-maintained, cleaned, and damage-free is even more important. Spring is the best time to repair your broken or damaged gutters. If your gutters are uneven, they’ve blown off, or they’re not working properly, make repairs before the heavy springtime rain comes down and causes water damage to your basement, landscape, or home’s foundation.
Below are some of the most common gutter problems homeowners should have fixed:
- Clogged Gutters
- Sagging Gutters
- Gutters Pulling Away from the House
- Leaks and Holes
- Improperly Pitched Gutters
- Downspouts Draining too Close to the Foundation
- Missing/Blown Off Gutters
We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but what we don’t know is how much damage broken or missing gutters can do until it’s too late. Don’t let this happen to you. Call on MEIS Roofing & Construction to repair your gutters in the spring.