Spring is finally here, and that means the weather is due to take a turn for warmer temperatures any day now. This means it’s the perfect time to get started on all those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off during the cold winter weather. But are you sure you’ve included all the home improvement projects you need on your to-do list? Here are just a few reasons why you should make sure you add gutter replacement to your spring home improvement to-do list.
Accounting For Snow Melt
At the start of the spring months, many homeowners realize that their gutters are not actually properly installed or equipped to handle melting snow runoff. This realization often happens unfortunately too late, once the damage has already occurred. Proper gutter installation and downspout placement is key to avoiding water damage to your home in early spring, as melting snow can mean your gutters are tackling more water than they might during other parts of the year.
Repairing Weather Damage
During the winter, weather damage can go hidden under layers of snow. When the snow melts in the winter, all that damage is exposed, potentially harming your home’s property value. The roof generally represents about 40% of the visual exterior of a typical home and therefore plays an important role in its overall aesthetics. Unfortunately, roof and gutter damage are some of the most common types of home damage over the winter. Scheduling gutter replacement to improve your home’s appearance can help.
Protecting Your Home’s Structure
One of the reasons gutter installation is so important for homes is because it protects the structural elements of the home from water damage over time. When downspouts are placed in the right areas around your home, gutters lead the water away from the foundation and protect your home structurally. Replacing or repairing your gutters in early spring avoids rain and snowmelt reaching the foundation of your home and causing potentially long-term damage.
Gutter replacement and roof repair can be larger home improvement projects, and this means many people put them off for as long as possible. However, early spring is one of the best possible times to complete gutter replacement, so it should be added to your to-do list as soon as possible. For more information or to schedule your gutter replacement, contact Strander Roofing and Seamless Gutters today.