It's Gutter Maintenance Season!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Gutter installation

The Importance of Gutters – Between this season's steady stream of rain and last season's historic ice storms, there are more than a few reasons for smart homeowners to have their minds in the gutter. Rain gutters perform many critical functions, including:

  • Stabilizing the soil around the house
  • Helping avoid foundation problems
  • Helping prevent flooding under houses and in basements
  • Helping prevent erosion
  • Preserving landscaping and turf
  • Helping prevent water damage to siding
  • Helping prevent water staining on brick and stone masonry
  • Lessening settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways
  • Preserving exterior doors and garage overhead doors

Improperly Installed Gutters – Ice and rain can wreak havoc on a house if not controlled by properly installed and maintained rain gutters. The majority of houses with gutters don’t have a system that is complete and installed correctly. A properly installed gutter system will include seamless gutters on every sloped roof edge. The gutters should not hold standing water, should not leak, should be securely fastened to the fascias, should have downspouts that are securely fastened to the exterior of the house and finally, downspouts should not terminate close to the foundation.

Threats to Gutters – Once again, the importance of properly installed and maintained gutters can’t be stressed enough. And speaking of stress, the importance of regular checks and maintenance to address any damage caused by the stress of the elements is just as important. Water and ice damming can cause serious damage to eaves. High winds can rip gutters off their mounts, or send falling branches or storm debris crashing into your gutters.

Jewell Roofing & Exteriors can repair, replace, or install gutters that meet your home’s every need. Jewell has been providing general contracting and professional roofing services for residences and businesses of Middle Tennessee and Central Kentucky for 30 years. For all of your Middle Tennessee gutter repair and installation needs, call Jewell Roofing & Exteriors today at 1-615-868-9999. Remember, we give free estimates, and financing is always available!

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Goodlettsville, TN 37072