The gutters are more than an auxiliary part of your roof. It actually plays a big role in protecting the entire structure from water damage. More importantly, it prevents the roof and the rest of your home from developing mold.
Rain Tech, your gutter services provider, discusses how properly installed gutters protect your home from this potentially dangerous roofing problem.
Roof and Rainwater
When rainwater falls on the roof, not all of the water particles slip off the roof edge. Most of them settle on the very material itself, accumulating until it enters deep into the structure of the shingles or coating. This eventually turns into full-blown water damage, but the danger doesn’t stop there.
When the water damage turns into a leak and eventually enters the interior of your roof structure or attic, the sudden change in temperature causes humidity in the area. This creates a damp and moist environment where that’s the ideal breeding ground for mold.
The Dangers of Poorly Installed Gutters
When the gutters aren’t installed properly, they will clog faster or cause spillages to happen more frequently. It just so happens that the water will spill into the soffit or fascia: two of the most vulnerable parts of the roof to water damage. The same process happens again; water damage on the soffit or fascia turns into leaks, which creates damp spaces where mold proliferates.
Professional Gutter Installation
When you have a professional gutter services provider like us do the installation for you, we’ll make sure your gutters are sturdy and secure so that even the strongest winds won’t tear them from their original position.
This helps keep your gutters functioning properly, keeping water in the gutters instead of spilling over to the roof edge. On top of preventing mold growth, properly installed gutters also prevent exterior staining, paint damage, and premature rusting and rotting of the roof material.
Rain Tech offers only complete roofing services. We’ll properly install your gutters so that your roof and home is free from mold. Call us today at (918) 416-0098 to learn more about our services. We offer gutter services throughout Tulsa and Bixby, OK.