Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Mount Pleasant SC Roofer
When it comes to keeping both your home and roof protected from water damage, gutters play an important role. Their function is to route water away from the dwelling and roof via downspouts. Keeping the water away prevents rain damage to the exterior of the home, ground erosion and saves your landscaping from being washed away. Keeping them in good shape and free from debris that interferes with their role is critical.
Checking the gutters for leaves and debris that can cause harmful clogs should be done in the spring or summer when the weather is warm and dry. Since tree branches, leaves and small animals can cause the gutters to pull away from the house, they should be checked by a Mount Pleasant roofing professional to ensure that they are properly attached to the fascia boards of your home. If they are not properly secured, accumulating debris can allow water to leak between the siding layers of your home or the attic.
If the gutters are pulling away from their mountings, you may be able to hammer loose nails back into place. If the nail appears too short, replace it with a longer one that will give it a better grip, or move the nail to a stronger area.