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Are Gutters Necessary?
If you recently purchased your first home, especially if your home is older and does not currently have gutters, you may wonder how important gutters really are. Are they simply for decoration? While gutters definitely add curb appeal to a home, the purpose of gutters is much more important!
Nowadays, contractors install gutters on all newly built homes. Gutters perform a vital service by directing the flow of rain and storm water away from your home. Without gutters, water gushes from certain areas of your roof and pool around your home and foundation. That is a terrible mix! A dry, level foundation supports your home’s structural integrity.
Without gutters and downspouts, water runoff will begin to eat away at your foundation and create ruts in yours and your neighbor’s property.
With the passing of season and over time, traditional gutters can become clogged with leaves, branches, and other debris, including bird nests! Once clogged, rainwater has nowhere to go, so it pours over the sides as though the gutters don’t exist. Frozen water that pools in the gutter can expand and cause gutter damage.
Traditional gutters should be cleaned twice a year – in the Spring and Fall. We urge you not to try to clean gutters on your own. Each year hundreds of homeowners are injured after falling off a ladder while trying to clean their gutters.
Unique Surfaces Roofing & Contracting will happily inspect your gutters free of charge and provide you with a quote for cleaning.
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If you are using traditional gutters, now is the time to consider upgrading to seamless gutters. They do not clog and don’t have to be cleaned.’
In any case, roofs & gutters work together! Having high-quality gutters that work is crucial. As a GAF Certified Roofing Company, Unique Surfaces Roofing and Contracting has the expertise it takes to make sure your roof and gutters work in a seamless fashion.