Your roof is there to protect the rest of the home, and the occupants inside, from the sometimes harsh weather in Taylors, SC. However, your roof cannot properly do its job when it doesn’t have the proper assistance from your gutter system. When you have your roof replaced, you are building a new home, or you are having minor repairs done on your roof, you need to remember to give each gutter the proper attention as well so that your home is as strong as possible in the face of rainstorms, hail storms, or heavy wind. Beemer KangaRoof can help with the installation process.
Why Are Gutter Systems Important?
When moisture falls on your roof, it has to go somewhere. Without gutters, rainwater would follow the laws of gravity and drain off of your roof onto the ground near the base of your house. The water would then make its way down to your foundation where it could cause damage and even result in flooding in your basement. Water that is not properly directed can also begin to collect on your roof, causing rot and eventual leaks, and it can sometimes run down the side of the house, damaging windows, ruining your siding, and making the inside of your home damp and more susceptible to mold.
A gutter that has been correctly installed will take water that falls on your roof, and direct it to a safer location that is 8 to 10 feet away from your foundation. Not only will this protect your home, but it will also keep water from damaging the soil near your house, eroding your landscaping, and causing unsightly stains on the side of your home.
How a Roofing Contractor Can Help You
While gutter installation may seem like a simple task, there is a lot of engineering that goes into designing the perfect gutter system for your home. Each gutter needs to be the right size, and they must be placed in the correct locations as well as be properly sloped to optimize the proper function of the system as a whole. Problems can occur when someone without the correct experience tries to install the system. We always recommend that you hire an experienced contractor for this important job. A professional can help with gutter selection as well as correct installation.
Selecting the Right Gutter System for Your Home
There are many different types of rain gutter systems and it takes a lot of experience and knowledge to narrow down the options. Each home is different, so each will need a creative solution. At Beemer KangaRoof, we will take you through your options, and help you find the style and the material that best suits your home. You will need to choose between k-style, half-round, and fascia-style systems, and you will need to find a material that fits your needs both in price point and durability. Most options come in a variety of colors so that you can choose one that fits the exterior of your home.
The size of the gutter is important too. If the gutter is too small, it might not be adequate for the amount of rain Taylors receives, or it may not fit your home correctly. Average-sized systems do not work for every home, so there should be careful research done before selecting a size.
Ensuring the Correction Installation
Professional roofers can also help by ensuring an excellent installation. There are many mistakes that can be made in the installation process, but our team at Beemer KangaRoof has the necessary expertise. We carefully plan your gutter system before it is even put in place, We make sure each gutter has enough support by installing hangars in the correct location. We also make sure the pitch is correct so that water can quickly make its way off of the roof and to the ground. If it isn’t steep enough, there may be problems with water collecting near the downspouts, pooling on your roof, or draining over the sides of the gutter. Finally, the system should all drain far enough away from your landscaping and foundation so that it can properly serve its function.
If you are in the Taylors area, it is important for you to put time and energy into considering your rain gutter system. It can be challenging to choose the right size and style and to install them correctly without the help of an experienced contractor. For installations that you can rely on, call Beemer KangaRoof and we will make sure your home is properly protected from the weather.