Here at ARS, we don’t limit our services to just roofs, we also offer a full array of gutter and other home improvement services. Our bread and butter is in our roofs but we also get our fair share of questions regarding gutters. today we’d like to answer a few of those questions in today’s blog post “Gutter FAQ’s”. Feel free to leave a comment or ask any other questions below. If you would like us to come out and inspect your gutters personally, give us a call at 770-419-2222.
1) Why do I even need gutters?
Gutters are there to help protect your investment from damage done by water during rainstorms. Gutters that are clogged or otherwise ineffective can cause expensive and potentially dangerous problems. Without proper gutters, water can pool around walls, foundations, and other areas resulting in leaks and possibly cracked foundations and worse. Gutters keep water from seeping down your home’s exterior and prevents ice buildups in winter.
2) Why should I replace my gutters?
– For reasons stated above, to prevent major and even dangerous problems in the future.
– Old, worn out gutters are an eyesore and can reduce the value of your property.
– Old gutters can be dented or bent in such a way they cannot be repaired or reworked rendering them ineffective.
– You want to change the color or tupe of gutters (perhaps some nice copper ones?).
3) How can I tell if my gutters are ineffective or not draining properly?
If during the rainfall, you can hear water “slapping” the ground or can see water pouring over the sides of your roof, you may need to have the cleaned or replaced, If you notice mold or see pools of water forming around the outside of your house, that’s a good indication you may have a drainage problem.
4) Can I install gutters on my own?
Sure, if you are a regular do-it-yourselfer, and are comfortable on a ladder, you can instlal sectional guttrs but you’ll need a qualified professional to install seamless gutters.
For more answers on gutters or to have us come out and give you an estimate on your next gutter system, call, email, or chat with us (to the left). Question, comments, leave a comment below or visit us on FaceBook or Twitter!