Why It’s Important to Keep Your Home’s Gutter in Good Shape

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.

Conserve Water

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, LLC. We specialize in all types of roofing and gutter service in the Dallas area. Call (214) 272-0801 today for more information.

A Basic Guide to the Re-Roofing Process

Is your roof on its last legs? Then it may be time to consider re-roofing your entire home. While this may seem like a huge task, it can be fairly straightforward and simple with proper roofing. Here’s a basic outline of what you can expect from the re-roofing process.

1. Hire a Great Roofing Company

A great re-roofing project begins with a great roofing company. There are many advantages to hiring a reputable company to replace your roof. In addition to having peace of mind that your roof will turn out great, you’ll get an exceptional level of customer service, as well as a wider variety of roofing options. Never trust a roofing company that is unlicensed, uninsured, or does work under the table!

2. Choose Your Roofing Materials

With help from your roofing contractor, you’ll choose the right roofing materials that complement your home’s architecture and fit your budget.

3. Prepare Your Property

Roofing is a very hectic process, involving many workers and moving materials. Preparing the perimeter of your home is important to preventing property damage or injury due to falling objects.

4. Removing and Inspecting Your Old Roof

To properly install your new roof, the old one must be removed. This includes the old roof felt or other sub-roof. Your roof will then be inspected to ensure that it’s ready to receive new roofing.

5. Installing the New Roof

Finally, it’s time to install your roof. First the new roof felt is installed to protect your roof from water. Next the roofing material you choose will be installed. The entire re-roofing process can take between several days and a week, depending on the size of your roof.

To learn more about re-roofing, contact the roofing professionals at Dane Roofing, LLC. We specialize in all types of roof and gutter installation services throughout Dallas. Call (214) 272-0801 for more information.