As one of your most trusted roofing and siding contractors, we know it’s important to have a well-maintained gutter system on your home. Whether you live in an environment where there’s hardly any storms or with regular heavy rainfall, a good gutter system is always beneficial to your home. But sometimes, you might be wondering if your gutters and downspouts are doing their jobs properly. Here are a few things you need to check.
Does Your Gutter System Have Enough Downspouts?
To know if your gutter system is working properly, you need to check if you have enough downspouts installed. This partly depends on how big your home is, but you have to be sure that you have enough downspouts in your system. If you don’t have enough downspouts, the rainwater can accumulate and overflow around your house and it can lead to water damage on your roof and attic.
Are Your Downspouts Long Enough?
Sometimes a downspout is installed too short, which can lead to damage on the home’s foundations. Whether or not you’re sure if this is the case in your home, don’t hesitate to call our team at Silver Leaf Contracting. Being the go-to specialist among rubber and metal roof companies means we are also highly reliable when it comes to gutter system services. If your downspouts are too short, we’ll make sure to do exactly what needs to be done for your system.
Where Should the Rainwater Be Directed?
Aside from making sure you have enough downspouts and that they’re long enough to direct the flowing water down properly, you also need to make sure of where all the rain water is directed to. Normally, the water should reach a safe spot, which is either a drainage pit or your home’s garden. A drainage pit, or a dry well, is actually a nice and efficient option for the rainwater to drain.
But if you want to collect the rainwater, a rain barrel is a good option. The collected water can serve other purposes for your home, especially if you live in places that have dry seasons. To install this, you can easily call your trusted contractor to add a diverter to your downspouts so water can be redirected into the rain barrel. Just be sure to keep it in a shady area to prevent algae growth and use it regularly.
Silver Leaf Contracting is the area’s premiere metal and rubber roof company. We are a reliable home improvement company that offers top-notch gutter system installation services that’s perfect for your home. Give us a call at (330) 313-0620 or contact us through our convenient online request form.