Do you dread seasonal roof maintenance? Are you tired of clearing your gutters every spring and fall?
Here at Blue Fox Roofing & Renovations, we understand that cleaning your roof and gutters can be inconvenient. However a roof and gutters free of debris is critical for your roof to properly shed water and avoid unnecessary leaks which can lead to frustrating and expensive repairs.
Our staff members are dedicated to home health, which is why we offer all kinds of services, such as roof installations, restorations, repairs and much more! With over 25 years of experience under our belts, you can rely on us to get the job done right every time we walk through your door.
Read on for more info on gutter damage and how to make your roof last longer — or chat with one of our friendly team members at any time!
The Dangers Of Gutter Clogs
Wondering why leaves and debris can damage your gutters?
Gutters and downspouts are designed to quickly shuttle water off your roof and away from your home. When your gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, they tend to overflow, putting excessive strain on the gutter fasteners at the eaves. Extra weight can damage your gutters and even the structure of your home, allowing water to seep into places it shouldn’t. Heavy rain storms can be catastrophic for clogged gutters since the rainfall has nowhere to drain! Clearing your gutters regularly reduces the risk of water intrusion, interior and exterior damage to your home. It can also protect you from flooding in other areas of your home, such as the basement!
Clean Gutters Keep Roof Rot At Bay
Are you interested in learning more about roof rot?
Roof rot is a type of growth that spreads due to stagnant water in holes or openings in your roof. Mold, mildew, algae, moss and other kinds of microbial growth need humidity and lots of moisture to thrive, which is exactly what cluttered gutters provide after heavy rain. When your gutters can’t function properly, rot and wood-eating fungi begin to break down your roofing little by little, creating even more leaks in the process. If you notice that your roof is discolored or weak in certain areas, don’t hesitate to connect with one of our team members as soon as possible!
How To Make A Roof Last Longer
Nobody wants to have to replace their entire roof. Here at Blue Fox Roofing & Renovations, we encourage homeowners to inspect their home for water issues regularly. Some of the best tips and tricks to practice are:
- Check for water intrusion in your attic and basement or crawl space often.
- Invest in a high-quality dehumidifier.
- Make sure your attic is properly insulated.
- Fortify your roof’s weak spots.
- Clean out your gutters regularly.
Following these simple steps can save you and your family from costly repairs or having to replace your entire roof!
Let Blue Fox Roofing Be Your Charlotte Roofer!
Are you ready to protect your home from water damage due to overflowing gutters? Here at Blue Fox Roofing & Renovation, we care about your comfort and peace of mind — which is why we strive to keep your roof strong and well-maintained! If you’ve been noticing discoloration along your ceilings, leaks in your attic, or any other signs of wear and tear on your roof, our technicians are willing and eager to assist you as soon as possible.
Feel free to connect with us through our website by scheduling an appointment, or give us a call today!