The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means spring is on its way to Allentown. Spring is one of the best times of the year to get your roof and gutters inspected by a reliable local roofer. If your roof has damage, you may not even know about it. If it needs a roof repair, it is better to do it now before the April showers get here. Another thing to think about is your gutters. At American Construction & Roofing. our Allentown roofing contractors can also help you with all your gutter needs. From cleaning and maintenance, to repair, replacement, and new installation, we have you covered!
The role of a gutter system is to divert the water that runs down the roof safely away from your home. To do this efficiently, your gutters must be cleaned regularly and repaired or replaced when needed. Most homes have aluminum gutters that should last about 20 years when taken care of. Clogged gutters can cause all kinds of problems for a home, some of which include:
- Roof leaks can cause wood rot. Damage to the trusses, weakening the overall structural integrity and possibly a collapse. These kinds of roof repair projects will require a very skilled roofer to ensure it is done right.
- When the debris that is in your gutters gets wet, it becomes very heavy. This added weight can rip the gutter right off of your home, often damaging the siding and trim on their way down.
- Wet debris attracts nesting insects and makes a nice place for birds to make a home in a gutter
- Ice dams for more easily in a clogged gutter
Avoid these common problems and others by making sure that your roof and gutters are always in condition. The best way to do this is to get at least one professional inspection each year. With so many Allentown roofers to choose from and roofing products available these days, American Construction & Roofing is here to help you make the best choice for your home and the budget you are working with. With spring just a few days away, do not wait to get scheduled. All inspections are free and flexible according to schedule availability