Are gutters necessary to protect your home? At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re here to help however we can. We provide quality insulation installation and gutter installation and repair services across the Triad area. If your home or business is located in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, or surrounding areas in North Carolina, let our professionals help you with all your insulation and gutter needs today.
Some roofers may advise you against installing a gutter. If this is the case, make sure to have the roofer specify exactly why you’d be better off without installing gutters. Some roofers claim that the facial boards of your roof (the boards that support your roof’s overhang) can be damaged because of gutters. While some improperly installed gutters can indeed splash facial boards during a rainstorm, causing them to rot, most facial boards are inexpensive to replace. If your gutters are properly installed, you won’t have this issue at all.
Some roofers may also advise you against installing gutters for the simple reason that it takes a lot of labor to install gutters. Good roofers will walk you through the pros and cons of installing gutters. In some cases, a roofer may suggest extending the roof instead of adding a gutter.
There are two common excuses from homeowners when they believe they want to remove their gutters. However, both of these problems are solvable!
First, gutter clogs: if you live on a property with several trees, of course there will be buildup and debris in your gutters. This problem can be fixed by adding gutter covers, which are relatively inexpensive and not too difficult to install. Gutter covers will prevent larger debris like leaves, and they will also prevent birds from nesting in your gutter.
Second, ice dams: many people believe that gutters create ice dams during winter weather. However, this likely does not have to do with your gutters but your attic or crawl space. Ice dams suggest a problem in either your attic or your crawl space because of poor ventilation or insulation. Contact a professional to survey your attic and remedy the underlying issue rather than do away with your gutters.
When it comes to all your gutter needs, we recommend relying on the help of a professional. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we will inspect your home and recommend the perfect gutters for your new or existing home, ensuring the protection of your house and your family in it. Call us today!