Your roof is a big investment and one you want to protect. High-quality gutters play a significant role in protecting your roof. For some homeowners, gutters are an afterthought. However, gutters don’t just protect your roof and exterior. They also protect the interior and the foundation of your home. Installing high-quality gutters and keeping them clean is essential for protecting your home from the elements. As fall approaches and leaves begin to drop, it’s a perfect time to check your gutters, and it may be time for an upgrade.
How Do Gutters Protect My Home?
Gutters are aluminum conduits installed along the eave edges of your house. They funnel rainwater away from your roof into a downspout and channel it away from your foundation. They protect your roof, help prevent flooding and protect your foundation from water damage. Gutters come in various shapes and styles, but high-quality materials are key. Damaged or clogged gutters can leave your house vulnerable to water damage as leaves and debris build up.
How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
Keeping your gutters free of leaves and debris is essential for protecting your home. We recommend cleaning and inspecting your gutters at least once a year. Fall is the perfect season to ensure they’re clear and in excellent working order. Many homeowners prefer to DIY the gutter cleaning process, but hiring a pro for a yearly cleaning and inspection is a terrific option. Your contractor can check for leaks and damage while they clear your gutters of leaves and debris. It’s always safer to call a professional, but if you decide to DIY your gutter cleaning, use a sturdy ladder and scoop leaves and debris into a bucket using a trowel. After you remove the larger pieces, flush the remaining residue with a garden hose. This also allows you to check your downspout and ensure it has no leaks or blockages.
Do Gutter Guards Really Work?
More and more homeowners are choosing gutter guards to help keep their gutters free of leaves and debris. Gutter guards keep leaves, debris, and other objects out of the inside of your gutters while letting water through to your downspout. Gutter guards can save money on frequent cleanings and are especially useful during heavy rain or winds. Various types of gutter guards are available, including pricier micromesh filters and less expensive foam and PVC options. Talk with your roofing contractor about which gutter guards will work best for your home.
Choosing Gutters: Why Quality Matters
Low-quality gutters are prone to sagging and leaking and will likely need replacement sooner. Investing in high-quality gutters can save you money in the long run by protecting your home’s interior and exterior. Appearance is another significant factor. Your roof and gutters play a prominent role in curb appeal. So it’s essential to find durable and attractive products. That’s why DryHome Roofing & Siding chooses Aleris gutters. Aleris gutters are made from top-quality aluminum and offer an exclusive high-tech coating system. They’re designed to perform in all climates and weather conditions, resist scuffing and abrasion and come with a 20-year warranty. Of course, we offer expert installation with the customer service and attention to detail our clients have come to know and love over three decades. If you’ve got gutter questions or concerns, fall is the perfect tie to reach out for an inspection.