A variety of organic matter can clog up your house's gutters. Is it time for you to replace the gutters and downspouts on your home? Whether you are ready to do this now or are planning for the future and want to know about your options and the costs, talk to Fortified Roofing. We've been serving New Jersey since 2001 and we know a thing or two about gutters, downspouts, and proper maintenance of a house. We'd be happy to assess your home and provide you with a quote and your options for gutter, downspout, and roof repair or replacement.
Are your gutters a problem? If you've got missing or damaged gutters and downspouts you risk damage to both your siding or cladding and your foundation as well as to your roof shingles. Leaks prevent water from being directed away from your house and could leave water collecting in undesirable places. Neglected gutters can also cause mold and mildew problems as well as create breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Are your gutters neglected? The longer that your gutters are left clogged, the shorter their lifespan will be. Avoid substantially costly repairs later on by replacing your gutters and downspouts as soon as possible once you notice a problem. Once they're replaced, set a schedule for annual cleaning so you can maximize their lifespan and protect both the exterior and interior of your home.
How long has it been since you cleaned your gutters and inspected roof? Most homeowners should clean them annually. And this is also a good time to take the time to inspect your roof to make sure that it's in good repair. Your gutters and spouts do an important job of directing roof water away from your house and clogged gutters cannot whisk water away. Neglecting them could result in substantial damage well above and beyond the cost of regular gutter cleaning and periodic replacements.
We are highly experienced in the area of gutter and downspout replacement. We offer seamless gutter solutions that are available in a variety of colors. Benefits of seamless gutters include ease of installation and easy maintenance. As a licensed roofing contractor with relationships with some of the top roofing names in the industry, you can trust us to assess your roof and make recommendations including fitting an ideal gutter and downspout system that will help you keep the costs and the maintenance down.
Definition of a term that roofers use:
A downspout is a vertical pipe, often made with plastic or metal, connected to a gutter system. The downspout carries water collected from a gutter downward to the ground. A downspout needs to be kept clean and needs to remain in place for it to do its job properly.
Roofers FAQ of the day:
Can I clean my own gutters or do I need a professional?
Most people in reasonably good health can clean their gutters on their own. If you need professional help, you'll find companies willing to do maintenance for you. Consider cleaning gutters on an annual basis, especially if your home is surrounded by trees that hang over your roof. Gutters can be cleaned with air or water pressure that washes debris out, or via scooping material out of the gutter.
If you would like to ask a question regarding roofers, a new roof installation, roof leak repairs, skylight options or gutters and downspouts please contact Fortified Roofing today!