Category: Maintenance & Repair

Four Reasons You Need Your Gutter to Help Water Flow Away

Your gutters are designed to help water flow away from your home during and after a storm. The water may cause problems inside and outside your home if the gutters are not working properly. Here are four reasons why your gutters need to be inspected and upgraded.

Protects Your Home

Rain gutters are supposed to keep the water from entering your home. If they are not working properly, the water could damage the foundation and cause a flood in your basement. Gutters also prevent frozen precipitation from building up on your roof, and failure to protect your roof could cause damage to your exterior.

Keeps You Dry

Gutters that are worn out do not keep water from spilling over the edge of your roof, and this causes a downpour at the entrance of your porch or home. You find yourself soaked every time you are entering or leaving your home during a storm. When you upgrade your gutters, you are preventing the downpour that makes your rainy day worse.

Keeps Your Exterior Clean

Your gutters are designed to keep water from spilling off the roof and hitting the ground. Failure to catch the water causes it to splash debris and mud against your siding, and this makes the exterior of your home look filthy. Your exterior is a reflection of your home, so you want to upgrade your gutters and keep your exterior clean.

Provides Pest Control

There is nothing like standing water to attract mosquitoes and other pests, and this is sure to happen if your gutters are not draining the water. It is hard to spend time outside when you are worried about mosquitoes. You can keep your home from turning into a breeding ground for mosquitoes by upgrading your gutters. Your new gutters drain the water and … Read the rest

6 Reasons You Need an Annual Roof Maintenance Contract

Everything inside your commercial building is as safe and well-protected from the weather as the condition of your roof. Leaks and roof failure can cause major work slowdowns and equipment loss. Below are six reasons you should consider having an annual roof maintenance contract for your building.

Annual Inspection

Provide monitoring of the condition of commercial roofing by a professional that can perform an inspection each year and provide an analysis of needed repairs, as well as complete general maintenance duties. Protecting the integrity of your roof is imperative to keeping your business equipment, products, and employees safe and dry.

Debris Removal

Leaves, branches, and blowing trash can find their way up to your roof and stay. The consistent removal will prevent any inadvertent damage from happening to the surface materials, flashing, and vent systems. An annual maintenance contract will provide for the removal if this accumulated debris, leaving a clean and secure surface once again.

Drain Cleaning

Gutter systems can develop clogs that allow water to pool on the roof, or drain in areas that can cause harm to property and flooding. Part of the annual maintenance program is cleaning the gutters and drainage pathways to ensure water is collected and removed from the roof properly.

Inspect Vents and Flashing

Any structure that goes through the roof, such as a vent, has to have a healthy seal maintained to guard against water intrusion to the building. Flashing is another vital moisture seal feature that has to stay present and in excellent condition to work. A commercial roofer can determine what needs repaired or replaced for waterproofing capabilities.

Minor Roof Repair and Seal

Any minor roof repairs and providing a finishing seal, if applicable, is included in an annual maintenance contract. You can rest at ease knowing that you are … Read the rest