The gutters around your home are one of the most important fixtures for keeping your home safe and dry during wet weather. If you’re planning on doing some spring cleaning to your Medford area home as the warm weather moves in, why not take some time to inspect your gutters to make sure they can handle storm season? Keep the following three reasons to upgrade your gutters in mind as you prepare for the summer.
- Old Gutters Can Lead to Serious Water Damage
Do you ever notice water spilling out of your gutters where it shouldn’t? Have you noticed pools of water below your downspouts after heavy storms? These are just a couple of examples of how outdated or damaged gutters can potentially lead to water damage. If you notice these issues, have a professional address them immediately. A broken gutter can damage your roof and leave your home vulnerable to water damage in hard-to-reach places. Damaged or poorly configured downspouts can lead to flooding in your basement after severe storms.
- Worn-Out Gutters May Not Survive a Heavy Storm
If your gutters are rickety and the hardware seems to be barely clinging to the eaves of your home, then they may not last if a very strong storm rolls through Medford. If a gutter snaps, it may swing into the side of your home, damaging the siding or breaking a window. It’s also possible for falling sections of gutter to hit lower parts of your roof, leading to costly roof repairs.
- Gutter Shields Make Maintenance Easier
One of the best upgrades you can get for your gutters is a shielding system. Gutter shields or gutter guards attach to the top of the gutters and have a fine mesh on top. This allows rain into the gutters without allowing debris, leaves, and twigs to enter. These simple devices make it much easier to keep your gutters clean.
Hadley Roofing in Medford routinely helps customers with their roofing and gutter troubles. If you think your gutters need an upgrade or replacement, contact us today to see how our team can help.