How important are gutters?

Whether it be your home or your commercial space, properly functioning gutters are a crucial part of any property. Unfit gutters can cause a lot of havoc in rain and storm seasons. Even a perfectly installed roof will fail in its function if proper gutters are not a part of your roofing system.

Even an inch of exposed space can easily translate into hundreds and thousands of gallons of water being exposed to the structure of your property. And it is not just the roofs that are at risk – improperly installed gutters cause immense damage to the insulation, walls and even the foundation of your house. In our experience, almost three-quarters of leakages are in some way or the other caused by malfunctioning gutters. Broken, clogged or sagging gutters and downspouts are a signal of oncoming structural damage to your house.

Let’s face it, the climate of Texas is not particularly kind. That’s why it has always been considered a land of sturdy folks. Similarly, your property should be sturdy enough to face the elements and come out on top. While a minor error in installation may not show its impact immediately, it will keep weakening the structural strength of your property. This will lead to frequent problems and considerably higher maintenance for your property. This would also mean more money spent on getting these frequent issues addressed.

Health Hazards from dysfunctional gutters

Dysfunctional gutters not only lead to weakening structural integrity but also exponential growth in microbial life like algae, lichen, mold, and mildew. Mold can be particularly damaging to the health of people residing in the property. This impact is significantly stronger in children. Studies have found an increased presence of asthma and other breathing-related problems amongst children living in the vicinity of mold. This happens because mold emits certain volatile organic compounds that cause poorer air quality.

It’s unfortunate then that homeowners often do not give due importance to the installation of their gutters. If you want to maintain your residential or commercial property in the best possible state and ensure a long service life for the roof over your head, you need to start prioritizing gutter maintenance. That’s why we would not recommend installing your gutters yourself or by an incompetent roofing contractor. READY ROOFING & RENOVATION is one of the oldest and most trusted contractors in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area, Texas.

Some things to keep in mind while hiring a contractor

Your home is the biggest investment in your life. Thus, it is important to do your research. While any company can make fancy websites and advertisements, the true trustworthiness of a company can be found by checking its reviews from previous clients. Great reviews signify that your contractor is competent enough to ensure client satisfaction. We would also suggest you to go local. As out of town contractors will not be as accessible local contractors. There is also a probability of scam being done by ‘storm chaser’ roofing companies. Local roofers are also more likely to better understand the local conditions that your gutters would have to endure. They are also likely to be much more committed to your satisfaction as you live in their area.

On contacting any company, you must question them thoroughly until you are personally satisfied and assured of their reliability. We would also strongly suggest you to check their license and certifications to make sure that you hire a contractor with proper credentials. You should also check and research that they would use. A high-quality product is as essential as a competent installation when it comes to the service life of your product.



READY ROOFING & RENOVATION is a fully licensed and insured company working for the community of the DFW Metropolitan area since 1971. We have worked on thousands of properties are quite well known in the area. Our award-winning customer service has allowed us to maintain unparalleled customer satisfaction. With Elite Service Awards from consumer websites like Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor under our belt, READY ROOFING & RENOVATION is an epitome of reliability in the industry. Our professionalism has ensured that we have been awarded the highest rating of A+ by BBB. We provide FREE INSPECTION and ESTIMATE by trained professionals. This inspection comes with no strings attached. If you choose to hire us as your contractor, we also offer FREE Insurance Claims assistance to our clients.

Hire READY ROOFING & RENOVATION for high-quality products, professional services and complete transparency in the pricing system.