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3 Ways Gutters Protect Your Home

At Team Roofing, we have a learned appreciation for the value of a quality gutter system. Properly installed and maintained gutters serve a critical role in reducing the impact of heavy rains. Improperly installed or damaged gutter systems left unaddressed can send torrents of channeled water burrowing through the soil around your home, endangering the foundation and resulting in costly repair work.

It is imperative in Georgia to have a trustworthy gutter system. 

Living in Georgia, a state that receives about 50 inches of rain per year, highlights the importance of a conduit to help water flow away from your property.  Water moves from roof to gutters away from the structure to a downspout which then helps water flow away from a property at the ground level.

Having a proper system can help protect your roof and many different elements of the home. 

Currently, houses are being built to conserve energy. While this is a great thing, it can also be harmful without a good rain draining system. Since newer properties “hold” energy they could also “hold” moisture if there is no way for water to escape your home. Water trapped around the foundation or crawl space can cause flooding, mold and poor air quality in the home. Water trapped around windows can cause water to seep in through sills, and damage to walls surrounding the window. A gutter system can help deter these problems from happening as well as keeping shingles from molding and rotting.

Gutters are designed to last anywhere from 20-40 years when maintained properly. 

However, it may be sooner than later if you notice any of these telltale signs. Sagging gutters aren’t properly doing what it’s designed to do. They’ve held too much water and debris and can no longer efficiently carry water to the downspout. This is not only a curb-appeal issue, but it is also a functionality issue. Water damage around or on the gutters indicates there could be a leak or crack in the gutters failing to help transport water away from the structure.

A well-maintained roof is always key to preserving your home. In addition, gutters help protect your roof, your foundation, and even the interior elements of the home. Here at Team Roofing, we pride ourselves on the satisfaction of our customers. Call us today for an inspection of your roof and gutters to ensure these issues are not occurring in your home!

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