Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofers in Charleston SC
The typical roof consists of multiple parts and components, and one of the most important of those components is the gutter. The gutter system found on a roof serves to transport water runoff away from the building to keep standing water from damaging the roof. A simple clog in the gutter caused by dead leaves can allow water to reach the roof, can cause the decking system to rot and can damage both the underlayment and shingles. Charleston roofing companies often encourage clients to clean their gutters a few times a year and hire a professional to set up a maintenance program. This allows homeowners to relax and let someone else take care of their gutters.
Cleaning gutters is often hard because these metal or vinyl pieces run along the edges of the roof and are impossible to reach without a ladder. Contractors use tools that allow them to scoop out any dead leaves, garbage bags or trash in the gutters. Homes in warmer regions like South Carolina are also susceptible to clogs caused by birds, squirrels and other animals using gutters as their homes. Contractors can identify whether the animals are still living in the gutters and help get rid of those small animals.
When cleaning gutters on homes, contractors often recommend that homeowners install gutter guards.