Tips From a Roofing Contractor
Finding the best roofing and guttering strategies for your home can be a bit tough. There are so many options out there that it can be hard to know where to start. A roofing contractor could assist you in the decision-making process.
In this article, we’ll share three strategies that will assist you in picking the best possible roofing/gutter system for your property.
Ensure any gutters you buy have at least an 18-inch pitch (the angle of a roof or gutter), which will help water flow away from your property. The higher the pitch, the more water will flow away from your property when it rains.
However, some properties won’t accommodate gutters with an 18-inch pitch because their ground slopes too much towards the house (a problem called “pitched-roof drainage”). In this case, a gutter with an 18-inch pitch may not be the best option.
Another good strategy is to use stormwater diverters and downspouts (also called rain chains) for your gutters instead of relying on gutters alone.
You should also consider investing in seamless gutters, which help protect against leaks and other issues caused by seams or joints. This way, water will flow away from your property quickly and efficiently.
Seamless gutters are also a good idea for properties with pitched roofs since they will divert the rain so that it doesn’t run down the slope towards your house as much. Remember, when in doubt, consult with your local roofing contractor.
Finally, choose materials that have been tested thoroughly before purchasing them – this means that they will stand up well against harsh weather conditions like snow and hail storms.
Don’t cut corners while picking a roofing contractor.
Ensure that they have a long-standing reputation of excellence and that they are fully insured. Northern Exteriors has some of the best contractors in the region, and we can help you find one that is perfect for your needs.