If you are like most people, you may think the rain gutters on your home are primarily for keeping water from running down your back when you are standing at the front door trying to unlock it at the end of a long day. In truth, gutters are more than just convenient — they are a necessary component of your home’s roofing system. Water can be an incredible force of nature, and with the downpours that we experience here in Lakeland, Florida, if water is not safely routed off the roof of your home, it can lead to water damage that you’d be better to avoid.
Water damage that can occur if your home either is missing gutters or they are in disrepair includes foundation weakening and water getting into your home. Gutters that are clogged or do not divert water properly can allow the rainwater to push up under your roofing shingles, leading to serious roofing and structural damage to your home.
Because it is so important that the gutters and downspouts operate properly on your home, it is a good idea to inspect them regularly. This includes cleaning out any debris and making sure the guttering has not separated from the eaves or from other sections. This may entail going outdoors when it is raining, or you could call a professional to do a thorough inspection for you.
At Integrity Homes & Construction Inc., we install new gutters throughout the Lakeland, Florida area. If your gutters have been damaged in a storm, let us know because we handle a variety of storm damage issues, including roof damage. We also do renovations and new home construction.