It’s so easy to think that as long as you have a strong roof with quality shingles, your home will be protected for years to come. While that’s an extremely important start, don’t overlook your gutters.
Gutter damage in Connecticut is often the most overlooked reason why roofs fail and stunning properties sustain significant damage due to the elements — even when the roof itself is in peak condition. When working properly, your gutters direct water and debris away from your foundation, walls, doors, and windows. These are things your roof simply can’t do alone.
If you delay repairing gutter damage, you’ll start to notice any of the following:
- Standing water around your home
- Flooding in your home
- Rotting fascia
- Eroding landscapes
- Driveway damage
Signs you may need gutter repair
A properly installed and maintained gutter system is just as important as a quality roof. And at some point, you will need to replace them due to gutter damage. The professional roofing contractors at MJT Roofing are your go-to specialists for properly inspecting existing gutters to ensure they are in good shape. And if they aren’t in good shape, we work to get them replaced for you as quickly as possible.
Here are a few tell tale signs that you have gutter damage:
Sagging — This is a physical sign of gutter damage that is hard not to notice. Over time, gutters become weighed down due to leaves, insects, and debris and begin to pull away from the home. When this happens, water can’t properly flow to the downspouts and leads to water accumulation.
Standing water near your foundation — When this happens, it means one of two things. 1. Your gutters and/or downspouts are clogged and need to be cleaned. 2. Your gutters have been damaged in some way because of hail, physical damage, etc., and need repair or replacement.
Splits or cracks — Even the best gutters can split and crack. Over time, these cracks only grow larger and can lead to leaks that can cause damage to your actual home.
Regular roof and gutter inspections by a certified roofing contractor are important. If left unattended, your roof and all the parts that make up the integrity of your roofing system can quickly fail and cause common roof problems that no one wants to deal with.
Call MJT Roofing today!
At MJT Roofing, we hop on your roof and provide a thorough inspection of anything that may have been damaged. If everything looks great, we’ll continue to check in periodically. If there is significant enough damage, we will walk you through the next few steps to get started on roof repair and replacement.
Over the next several weeks and months, we’ll continue to publish helpful content to our blog page so that MJT Roofing can be a go-to resource for you!