Charlotte homeowners should consult with a reputable roofing company to make sure the roof and gutters are ready for the winter season. Like your car, you need to winterize your roof and gutters every year. Even if you don’t have a lot of trees on your property, you should clean and check your gutters as part of the roof winterization process. The summer storms that rolled through Charlotte and Concord this year may have caused damage to your gutters that you may or may not be able to see initially. If a roofing company does not repair the damage, or replace your gutters, it could cost you a lot of money.
One reason why is because your gutters are important to the overall health of your home. They help ensure that water flows away from your home so that it doesn’t do any damage to your roof and windows. If the gutters are clogged, or if they have a leak, the water and ice during the winter months can back up against fascias and under roof shingles. Over time, this can cause siding materials to deteriorate and it could even lead to soil erosion around your home. Soil erosion can cause displacement issues with the foundation to the house. The average cost to repair a foundation can be anywhere from $5,000 – $10,000.
Charlotte’s best roofing contractors are here to help you prepare for winter
If you are concerned about possible damage or clogs to your gutters, you can contact one of Charlotte’s best roofing companies to come out an inspect your roof and gutters. If your gutters need to be replaced, the roofing company contractor can customize the material (aluminum, steel, and cooper), size (depending on the profile), and offer gutter protection all year round.
Charlotte and Concord’s best roofing contractors have the tools to match any roof design. They can also work with any material and reproduce most items found in catalogs or on existing buildings.
Prevention is key
Just a few simple steps can help prevent you from making an emergency call to a roofing company. Here are some steps you can take to protect your gutters and roof during the winter.
- Cut down low-hanging tree branches and other vegetation.
- Remove fallen leaves and other debris from your roof.
- Clean your gutters out regularly to prevent clogs and leaks.
Remember, gutters can extend life to your home. If you are concerned about the condition of your gutters going into the winter months, or if you have any questions, Charlotte’s best roofing company, Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, in Charlotte and Concord.