Gutter Installation Fort Worth
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Your gutters are an essential part of your roofing. Standing or pooling water can severely damage your roof and your home. Your gutters catch water as it runs off your roof and moves it away from your home. Without gutters, water can get into cracks and crevices and wreak havoc on your home and compromise the integrity of your roof and siding.
At RS Roofing, we know how important it is that your gutter system operates correctly and efficiently. Damaged or poorly maintained gutter systems can cost you a lot in home repairs. Our Fort Worth gutter installation and repair contractors can help you protect your home and keep your gutter system in good condition.
How do Gutter Systems Work?
The goal of your gutter system is to divert rainwater away from your home. Your gutters and downspouts are installed along your roofline. Depending on the configuration of your home, your gutter system can be quite complex. When selecting a new gutter system for your home, you want it to be durable and installed professionally to ensure it does its job effectively.
The major parts of your gutter system include:
- A gutter that collects water
- Slip connectors that join parts of the channels together
- End caps that close the trench to enable water collection
- Covers that prevent debris build-up
- Flashings that prevent water from getting behind the gutters
- A downspout that moves the water from the gutters and away from your home
- Splash block that prevents soil erosion where water is released to the ground
In addition to these major components of your gutter system, there are also many smaller parts. For example, straps secure your downspout to your home, and hangers attach your gutters to your roofline. These parts are just as subject to wear and tear as the larger parts of your gutter system.
The Importance of Regular Gutter Inspections
It is recommended that your gutter system be inspected twice a year to ensure that all parts are in good working condition. This is especially important in Texas where we are prone to get severe storms throughout the year.
Do You Need Gutters Around The Entire House?
This is a very common question for homeowners when they decide to install new gutters. When it comes to where the gutters should be placed around the house, this is entirely dependent on if the roof is sloped. Gutters are necessary at the bottom of sloped roofs because the roof is designed to direct water down the slope into the gutters. So, no gutters aren't required to go around the entire house, just where the roof is designed to direct water.
When Water Gets Behind the Gutters
When water gets behind your home's gutters it is typically because the gutter was installed without any flashings in the back of the gutter. The specific flashing that prevents water from dripping behind the gutters is called the gutter apron. If the gutter apron is in place, the problem may be due to a clogged and overflowing gutter.
What are the Different Types of Gutters?
Traditionally, gutters come in pre-cut sections made of:
These sections must be soldered or sealed together at the joints. However, traditional gutters are more prone to leaks and you will need to constantly check the connection points to ensure there are no breaks.
The Benefits of Seamless Gutters
If you're worried about the maintenance required with traditional gutters, you might want to consider asking our Fort Worth gutter installation contractors about seamless gutters. Unlike traditional gutters, these are custom cut and made to fit the exact length needed for your property. Their only connection points are at the corners and downspouts, which makes them less susceptible to leaks.
While seamless gutters are more durable and don't need as much maintenance as traditional gutters, they are more expensive to install. We can discuss your budget and needs, especially if your property is located in an area with overhanging trees.
Signs You Need Gutter Repair
Your gutter system is not impervious to the elements. Even though most gutter systems are made from durable materials such as metals and vinyl, they can become damaged over time or in a severe storm, such as a hailstorm or hurricane. Paying attention to your gutter system and knowing the signs that you need gutter repair can save you money and protect your home from severe damage.
You should call a professional Fort Worth gutter repair specialist if:
- Your gutters are frequently clogged
- There is rust or peeling paint on your gutters
- The gutters are sagging or are uneven in places
- There is excess moisture or condensation in your windows
- You have a lot of water or flooding around the foundation of your home
- There has been an increase in moss and mold growth on your roof
The Dangers of Hailstorms for Texas Gutters
Hailstorms are one of the leading causes of gutter damage in Texas. Even small, pea-sized hail can dent and damage your gutter system. Larger-sized hail can also punch holes through your gutters or rip them off your house. Even small damage can leave your gutters open to further damage down the road, such as rust and cracking. If you have just experienced a severe weather event, it is recommended that you schedule a roof and gutter inspection to ensure that even less-apparent damage is repaired promptly.
Let Us Take Care of You
RS Roofing is proud to be a Better Business Bureau accredited business. All of our gutter repair and installation contractors in Fort Worth are thoroughly trained and insured. We take every job seriously. When you invite us into your home to handle your gutter repair, we treat your property with care and respect. At RS Roofing, customer satisfaction is our number one priority.
For the convenience of our non-English speaking customers, we employ translators so that we can be sure we are providing you with the gold-standard service you deserve. We also offer emergency storm damage repair services.
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