Water does the body good, but it causes numerous problems to your house. Shedding water away from your house is one of the most important things a homeowner can do. There are many factors to consider. The first one is assessing the gutters. Here are a few of the issues we look at during our inspection of your guttering system:
How is the maintenance of the gutters?
The single largest reason gutter systems fail is because they are clogged. Obstructed gutters can cause improper drainage that leads to fascia damage, ice dams and leaks at the eaves. Consider using a system to minimize or eliminate the need to clean gutters. Click here to see the different gutter protection systems Ferguson Roofing has to offer.
Are the gutters properly secured?
If not, water could be leaking between your roof and gutters. It is all too common that someone spends a lot of time and money on beautiful landscaping or finishing a basement, only to have misdirected water ruin everything.
Are the gutters large enough?
Your gutters may not be deep or wide enough to handle the amount of rain your home is receiving. This can cause your gutters to overflow. If this is the case, oversize gutters may be appropriate.
Are the gutters pitched properly?
If not, water may not be making it to the downspouts. Downspouts carry the water away from the foundation of your home. If not utilized properly, you can sustain damage to your home or landscaping.
Are there an adequate amount of downspouts and are they large enough?
If there are not enough downspouts and/or they aren’t big enough, water can backup in your gutter system and not be properly diverted away from your home.
Of course, with an inspection of the gutter system, we can also address other related areas like:
Is the shingle overhang the appropriate length?
A proper overhang sheds water away from the perimeter of your home, protecting your fascia boards and redirecting the water into the gutters.
Is drip edge recommended?
Drip edge is a piece of metal flashing that aids in waterproofing by redirecting the “dripping” water into gutters.
For gutter repair, gutter replacement, or downspout repair in the St Louis area, Ferguson Roofing will provide exceptional workmanship and customer service.
Contact Ferguson Roofing, Siding and Gutters today to do a multi-point gutter and downspout inspection!