The Importance of a Sound Gutter System

Your home is one of your biggest assets, so it’s no surprise that you want to do all you can to protect it from damage! One of the best ways to do this for the exterior of your home is to install a sound gutter system. 

What do gutters do?

Gutters ensure proper and adequate drainage of rainwater off of your roof. Gutters also route this water away from your home’s foundation and into an appropriate area. Since a new roof can cost tens of thousands of dollars, installing a high-quality gutter system is imperative to protect your investment.

What could happen if my gutters aren’t functioning properly?

If your gutters aren’t properly draining your roof, water can accumulate, causing collapses due to extra weight, leaks inside of walls, and potential mold issues. If the gutters are not routing rainwater correctly, it can gather around your home’s foundation and cause severe structural damage.

What are the parts of a sound gutter system?

Gutter systems should be customized to fit the needs of each individual home. Most home gutter systems will consist of most of the following components:

  • Gutters

No gutter system would be complete without the gutters themselves! Gutters come in a variety of colors, materials, and styles to suit any homeowner’s taste.

  • Downspouts and extensions

Downspouts are another essential part of all gutter systems. Downspouts must be customized to the house so that they drain water where it needs to go. Extensions come in very handy for water that must be transported long distances.

  • Hangers

These are the hardware that holds your gutter system up. Hangers are usually matched to the same color, material, and style of the gutters.

  • Guards

Gutter guards are mesh screens that fit over the top of the gutters to keep debris out. If you live near trees, guards are essential unless you want to be digging leaves out of your gutters every other month.

  • Splash blocks

Some people don’t want the ground under their downspouts to wear away due to the constant stream of water, so splash blocks can be installed on the end of the downspouts to slow the flow and decrease erosion.

Roofing Installation in St. Petersburg

For high-quality, professional roofing installation in and around St. Pete, trust the experts at Shon Boswell Contracting Services LLC! Our team has been installing roofs in the Bay area for almost 20 years, so we have the experience and tools needed to get the job done right. Call us at (727) 300-6205 or contact us online for a free estimate for your roofing project today!