Roofs are expected to be sturdy to withstand extreme weather conditions. However, while your system’s shingles are equipped to protect your home against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and other elements, gaps can allow your roof to be infiltrated by dirt, water and debris, which can reach the underlayment.
Your gutters work hand-in-hand with your roof to direct excess water away from the important parts of your home. If you are thinking about replacing your old ones, then you need to talk to a few local roofing contractors and ask for a written estimate. If it’s your first time and don’t quite know what to expect, here are three things that should be present in every gutter replacement quote.Continue Reading …
Most homeowners don’t realize just how big of an impact humidity can have on their residential roofing systems. After all, water is your roof’s natural enemy, and humidity is the concentration of water vapor that is present in the air. Needless to say, too much humidity is bad news for your roof. Here’s how too much humidity can negatively affect the roof over your head.
Even if your gutters are perfect when installed, the wear and tear of the seasons can cause them to gradually loosen. When left unchecked, the screws will come out completely, and the gutter will sag as a result.(more…)