Even during the middle of winter is the ideal time to find out whether your roof is working correctly or whether the roof needs any form of repairs before springtime comes. With the changing of the seasons and more rainfall in spring, the middle of winter is the ideal time to check that the gutters are moving rainwater correctly away from your roof. If your gutters are not working correctly then it could cause significant problems with the structural integrity of your roof in the future.
One of the main reasons that your guttering are not be working correctly is that they could be clogged up by leaves or other kinds of debris. It is relatively easy to find clogged gutters because you will see a large volume of water flowing over the edge of the guttering and on to the ground. Furthermore, you may also see twigs, leaves or small plants growing from your gutters, indicating that they need some maintenance. To identify problem areas in your guttering system it is imperative to walk around the house and look for areas where water is overflowing from the guttering system while also checking the down spouts for the sound of running water. If you can hear rushing water then it is safe to assume that your guttering system is clean and clear of obstructions. However, if you only hear a trickle of water, then you can assume the gutter system needs some maintenance to clean the blockage to the down spouts.
Another significant problem which can prevent your guttering from taking rainwater away from your roof could be leaks, especially in the ends or in the seal between the various parts of the guttering system. The guttering system on your roof is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun as well as the wind, rain and constant temperature changes. If you notice any leakage in your guttering system then maybe now is the time to consider a new gutter guard installation which can help to efficiently move rainwater away from your roof.
Incorrectly installed guttering
Regardless of whether your house has new or old gutters, if they have not been installed correctly, then they will be useless at moving rainwater away from your house. In addition, if you have incorrectly installed gutters on your roof this could lead to leaks resulting in serious water damage in several locations around your house or structural damage to the frame of the house. Furthermore, any incorrectly pitched gutters could result in leaks or overflowing rainwater which could also damage both the interior and exterior of your home.
Address these issues efficiently
The next time it rains you should check your gutters for any blockages or leaks anywhere. If you see issues with the effectiveness of your rainwater removal system, then you may need to consider installing a new guttering system. Furthermore, adequately addressing the issues of rainwater removal from your roof will help you cut the potential for serious water damage while also making your home aesthetically pleasing by installing a new gutter guard system.
Make sure you have a correctly installed gutter guard system to prevent your house from getting seriously water damaged during this coming spring.