Gutters are one of the most important features of your Dallas roofing system. They direct water drainage away from your home to prevent expensive and dangerous structural damage from occurring. However, your gutters are not likely to perform properly if you don’t conduct basic gutter maintenance. Here are a few reasons why caring for your gutters is important.
Prevent Foundation Damage
Gutters are your home’s primary outdoor drainage system and are crucial for directing rain water to an area where it can seep into the ground or flow into a sewer line. Homes without gutters or with poorly maintained gutter systems don’t have a way to direct water away from the home’s perimeter, which means that it flows off the roof and settles near the foundation of the home. Over time, this can lead to extensive foundation damage that compromises the safety of your home.
Prevent Roof Rotting
The proper drainage that gutters provide extends the life of your roof. If your gutters are full of debris, they can get heavy with rainfall and strain your fascia board. This can cause mildew growth, wood rot, and structural damage to your roof.
The unusually dry summer has made Plano residents more conscious about the way water is used. Utilizing your gutter system to collect rainwater is a great way to keep your lawn lush and green despite the drought. In fact, your gutter system may collect up to 1,900 gallons of water during the average rain storm. That can equate to several weeks of water for keeping your plants and lawn healthy during the hottest summer in Texas history.
For expert gutter maintenance, repair, and installation services, contact Dane Roofing. We specialize in all types of roofing and gutter service in the Dallas area. Call (469) 585-3263 today for more information.