Your home's roof is a great barrier of protection to your property, and for this reason, you need to take care of its drainage and maintenance. Here are some options to consider when you are planning to install new rain gutters on your home and update its exterior drainage.
Look For Rain Gutter Additions
When your home is in need of new rain gutters, you will discover there are many options and additions you can have added to your home's new drainage system. If you are concerned about your gutter system cracking at their connection points, you can opt for seamless gutters, which are made to fit around your roof without any seams. Most areas of damage to gutters are at the connecting seams and corner cracks.
You can also look for a gutter system that includes a cover to protect them from debris collection, which is useful when there are trees around your home. You can also select a gutter that is wider and has more capacity to collect rainfall if your home and roof size is larger than a standard roof or your area receives heavier rainfall.
There are several styles of rain gutters you can choose from to add to and accentuate your home's roof. Choose a gutter color that goes well with the color of your home's exterior and roof, and also choose a gutter style that can add an elegant design.
Complete Regular Maintenance
Once you have installed new gutters on your home, you will need to follow up on their maintenance with regular cleanings and inspections. The gutters can easily become clogged with outside debris, rendering them useless when they don't even allow water to drain through them. Therefore, you need to keep up on a regular cleaning schedule so your gutters don't overflow, become too heavy from the debris, or crack from the neglect. Your rain gutters are only as good as their interior is clear, so if you have a large number of trees in your yard or in surrounding yards, this is all the more reason to clean them more often.
If you don't want to get up on your roof to clean out your gutters, you can hire a cleaning professional to handle this. They can clean out your gutters, check them for any damage, and repair them when needed. If, for example, a section of your gutters has pulled away from their connections to the edge of the roof, they can repair them to restore their full flow and function.
Talk to a rain gutter installation contractor to schedule your installation.