Keeping water damage at bay is key in prolonging the structural integrity of any roof and, in effect, the home it protects. Without a good roof drainage system, the following problems may arise in your home.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Perhaps the most commonly known effect of a poorly drained roof is the proliferation of mold – not only within the roofing system itself, but throughout the rest of the home, too. Mold and mildew don’t just contribute to quicker deterioration of roofing parts; their growth also poses numerous health risks for a home’s occupants. These can all be avoided by ensuring proper gutter installation from the get-go, preventing the possibility of water reaching the fascia boards and, later on, damaging your home’s siding.
Possible Foundation Problems
Water may be flowing through your gutters perfectly, but, if your downspouts are designed to dump it all into one place, you might have foundation problems soon enough. Downspouts need to be configured in such a way that they don’t cause the soil beneath your home to become oversaturated and erode. Experienced roofing companies like Treadlite Roofing would know how to avoid such a situation and employ the use of downspout extenders, for instance, as needed.
Rodents and Insects Infestation
Unclean gutters and downspouts can attract rodents and serve as breeding grounds for insects as well. Prevent these from happening by scheduling regular cleaning and maintenance throughout the year. If you happen to have an older home, consider having your drainage system replaced, and choose good, quality materials that wouldn’t be susceptible to rodent or other types of animal damage.
Ensure good-quality, well-designed and properly installed drainage system for your roof by working with commercial, residential and church roof installation expert, Treadlite Roofing. As a well-known, locally owned business, we know how to bring out the best in every roofing system in the areas that we serve. Give us a call at (910) 758-2044 to learn more about how we can help improve your roof. We offer free estimates for homeowners in Lumberton, NC.