Gutters, Roofing, And Your Foundation: 3 Tips To Ensure Runoff Does Not Cause Damage
Runoff from your roof can lead to damage in several areas, which include the foundation, roofing, and eaves of your home. To ensure you do not have these problems, there are some things that can be done, such as reinforcing eaves, improving gutters and ensuring foundations have good drainage. Here are a few tips that will help ensure runoff does not lead to damage to your home:
1. Gutter Guards and Reinforce Roofing at Eaves
Eaves are an are of your roof that is vulnerable to damage. The installation of gutter guards can help protect eaves from things like debris buildup and winter ice dams that cause damage. In addition to gutter guards, installing an extra layer of reinforcement for roofing at the eaves will also help prevent wear and damage. To ensure your roof has the best protection, have solid gutter guards installed, which will allow for debris to pass over the gutters. If you have the screen-style gutter guards installed, they will do little to protect against ice dams, and you are still going to need to do routine gutter cleaning chores.
2. Drainage for Gutter Downspouts and The Foundation
Good drainage is also important to protect your home from damage. You want to keep groundwater away from your home wherever possible. A good place to start is with gutter downspouts, which usually drain near the foundation. Have a drain line installed to allow water to run away from the foundation to keep your home safe. In addition to gutter drainage, make sure that there is good drainage near the foundation to keep groundwater away. Gravel is a great ground cover near foundations to ensure good drainage.
3. Seamless Gutters and Rain Collection Systems
Seamless gutters are another good solution to protect your home. If you have old sectional gutters that are starting to leak and need repairs, consider replacing them with seamless gutters. When you have the new gutters installed, you may want to consider water collection, which will provide you with water for things like irrigation and protect your home by keeping runoff away. Talk with the installation service about installing wider gutters that can improve the capacity of rain collection systems.
These are a few tips to help ensure runoff does not cause damage to your home. Contact a gutter service like Complete Gutter Solutions for help with the installation of things like gutter guards and other improvements to protect your home.