Your home’s gutters are a major feature in the overall roof and drainage systems. Gutters are the only thing that comes between snow, water, and ice and your home. Failing or insufficient gutter systems can lead to water stains on your siding, ruined landscaping, and mold and mildew growth in your basement. Gutter installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan prevents these and other water-related issues that can cost you time and money in the future. There are several reasons to consider gutter installation or replacement for your Grand Rapids, Michigan home at Mr. Roof.
Decrease the chance of water damage
Michigan sees rainfall in all four seasons of the year, including heavy runoff during snow-melts in spring. Homes in Michigan need proper gutter systems to ensure water and small debris run away from a roof, down the proper downspout, and out into the right drain. Gutters should reduce pressure on your roof, wick moisture away quickly, and avoid clogs as much as possible. Otherwise, water can cause myriad problems such as:
- Foundation damage
Failure to channel water away from your home’s foundation can lead to pools of water collecting here and in your basement. Over time, water can cause the foundation to crack and even collapse, a much more expensive repair than gutter replacement.
- Wood damage
The wooden boards of your roof, gutter system, and siding cannot withstand constant exposure to water without eventually starting to rot and deteriorate. Ineffective gutters can get clogged or overflow, leading to water flooding down the sides of your home.
- Exterior home damage
Aside from the serious structural issues that come with uncontrolled drainage, there are also significant aesthetic risks. Watermarks can stain your brick or vinyl siding, as well as sidewalks and driveways. It can also stain doors and entryways, and lead to paint peeling.
- Landscape damage
Excessive water flooding into your lawn can lead to the soil eroding, killing your grass, trees, shrubs, flowers, and other vegetation. Crumbling or saturated soil can also result in cracks in concrete.
- Mold and mildew growth
Moisture getting trapped within the siding or foundation of your home can cultivate harmful bacteria, mildew, and mold. Mold spores can lead to health problems such as respiratory issues, especially in children.
Gutter performance is a big deal. Clogged gutters pose water hazards, but the danger doesn’t end there, they can also start house fires. In dry conditions, built-up leaves and debris in the gutters can catch fire and cause substantial harm to your home. Gutter installation can dramatically reduce the risk of these major issues, leading to a safer and more efficient home
Improve the performance of your roof
Gutters with covers can significantly improve the performance and lifespan of your gutter system and roof. Covers prevent large debris such as clumps of leaves and branches from falling into your gutters, reducing or eliminating harmful clogs that can damage the system and lead to overflow. Mr. Roof’s installers have equipped thousands of clients’ homes with gutter covers for optimal use and flow.
At Mr. Roof, we recommend that customers who are undergoing total roof replacement also install a new gutter system. The roof and gutters work hand in hand to keep harmful water from pooling up on a home or spilling down the sides. A brand new roof won’t achieve its full potential without an optimized gutter system and downspouts. Gutter replacement is just as important as replacing your roof when it comes to protecting your home from costly damage.
Work with top gutter installers in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Installing a new gutter system is no small project. It requires a certain level of skill and expertise. Selecting your gutters requires intimate knowledge of the local weather conditions, architecture of your home, integrity of your drainage system, and more. Mr. Roof has everything you need in a gutter installation company, including but not limited to:
- Free, no-obligation estimates
- Lifetime material and labor warranties
- One-day installations for premium gutter systems
- High-quality factory direct products
- Top deals and prices
- Honesty and integrity
- Financing options
- Exceptional cost vs. value
- Superb customer service
We also have what it takes to complete other residential contracting services such as roofing repairs, window replacements, siding repair and replacement, masonry work, and total home insulation. We help you take control of your home’s comfort, safety, and energy costs with excellent exterior residential services. Mr. Roof Grand Rapids has all the qualities that make an exceptional gutter installer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Find out for yourself by scheduling your free estimate for gutter installation or replacement.