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Your Roof and Runoff: Are Your Gutters Causing Home Damage?

When was the last time you thought about your gutters? Or how about the last time you cleaned and inspected them? Can’t remember? If that sounds like you, and your gutters are aging, you might be in for a bit of a surprise come spring. Damaged or clogged gutters can cause a variety of home issues that, if you’re not diligent about cleaning and maintenance, you might never be aware of—until it’s too late. At Keyprime Roofing, we’re here to help you get the most out of your home, and when it comes to protecting your structure from water damage, taking proper care of your gutters is critical. Below, we discuss what can happen when your gutters are in disrepair.

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What’s the Big Deal About Seamless Gutters?

What’s the Big Deal About Seamless Gutters?

Seamless gutters spark a lot of discussion (and in some cases debate) among roofing contractors. It is true that there is a lot of hype surrounding seamless gutters. Once you start talking shop, however, you begin to realize the significance of seamless gutters and why you need them on your roof.

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Your Home and Runoff: Reducing Roof Water Runoff

If you’ve ever experienced a long storm, you know the pain of mushy gardens, lifted fence lines, weakened root systems and minor flooding. While being proactive about your roof’s runoff water may not undo the damages caused by heavy rain, it can still spare your yard area. Rainwater should nourish your yard, not destroy it. If your home’s roof water is running amuck, check out the tips below to spare your fertilizer, yard and softscape installations.

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Five Lesser-Known Gutter Damage Causes

Today, a lot of roof replacements deal with gutter damages due to unchecked roof areas, clogged sections and jammed tree material. Gutters can be damaged in many ways, however, so you’ll need to be on the lookout for some lesser-known causes.

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Your House and the Passage of Water

As a homeowner, you understand the importance of making rainwater go where it needs to be rather than pouring over your home to land randomly wherever gravity takes it. Part of your house's practical and functional design assures rain goes to your lawn rather than your foundation, or worse, inside your home. Water has to be directed to avoid mold and immediate damage, and it is the universal solvent and will eventually destroy anything it contacts if not properly channeled.

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Matching an Exterior to Your New Roof

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably dreaded the idea of your roof coming to the end of its useful life and having to replace it, while also being excited at the chance to upgrade your house with a basic change to the exterior street view of the home. You realized several years ahead of time the new roof was going to become necessary and made the appropriate plans for the project.

There are a number of reasons to go ahead and plan further upgrades at the same time.

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Beyond Spring Cleaning: Renovations and Upgrades

According to your personality, you either look forward to or dread the chore of spring cleaning. Either way, you’re happy and proud of your home after the task is completed. Beyond cleaning, spring is also a great time to have renovations made to upgrade your house and its appeal on a personal level while adding value to the home.

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Gutters Aren't Just Decorative

Every homeowner understands how gutters serve a function, but few understand exactly how important that function is. Gutters do look nice, they serve as a line between the roof and the body of your house, but they are more than decorative. As you realize the convenience of how they keep rain from pouring directly over the edge of the roof you begin to understand the real purpose of the gutters. They direct rainwater and assure it goes where you want it to be.

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