Gutters are essential in protecting your home’s exterior and landscaping from water damage. The older your gutters are, the more they require proper care.
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Increased Water Flow
Forceful flow of water from downspouts can damage decking, outdoor living spaces, or the foundation. Consider replacing smaller gutters with larger and more durable ones if you live in an area prone to harsh storms or have a steeply pitched roof.
Pine trees or evergreens constantly drop needles on your roof. Pine needles can settle in the gutters and slow water flow, causing standing water on the roof or overflow onto the fascia. Aside from costly roof repair, water can cause rot, mold and mildew to grow.
Don’t wait until summer to clean your gutters. Trees deposit pollen, seedpods and pollen tassels into your gutters. They will eventually clog your gutters and even trigger seasonal allergies.
Over time, harsh weather and normal wear and tear can cause asphalt shingle granules to fall in your gutters. Granule buildup can trap leaves, twigs and halt water flow. Have your gutters cleaned at least four times a year if you have an asphalt roof or consider installing gutter guards.
Old roofs usually have old segmented gutters that are screwed to the fascia. Water can’t easily escape from these gutters, often causing mold to grow and spread around the fascia and roof. Older gutters must be inspected up to six times a year to protect your home’s structural integrity and the household’s health. Make sure that any holes are filled with gutter caulk.
Turn to ATD Restoration when it’s time to replace your old gutters. Our team installs a wide selection of gutter materials, including steel, aluminum, copper and galvalume. We are your leading provider of gutter, siding and residential roofing services. Call us at (864) 214-3687 or fill out our online form to schedule a free estimate. We serve clients in Charlotte, NC.