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How long do rain gutters last on the average home?

Rain gutters can last several decades, if they’re maintained well and are constructed out of aluminum. They should be cleaned out several times a year depending on the amount of trees that are located on the property. The gutters may also need to be lowered or raised when the house settles over time.

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofers answer a question

When do rain gutters need to be replaced?

Rain gutters should be replaced when dents or separations have developed due to wear or damage. Runoff water that overflows is another sign that the gutters are no longer draining water properly off of the roof. Old rain gutters will also cause pools of water to develop around the foundation of the building.

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofers answer a question

How can homeowners look for leaks?

Inspect the attic of the building to identify any areas where stains have developed on the roof boards. The roof can also be hosed off to allow water in where holes or cracks have developed. Roofing cement will need to be applied underneath tiles or shingles to seal off the leak before the roofing material …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofers answer a question

What is the value of a tapered roofing system?

Tapered roofing systems, also known as tapered insulation systems, use strategically designed insulation materials to create a higher grade, or slope, on a roof that is otherwise relatively flat. This serves to divert water off of the roof surface and into gutters on the edges of the roof, preventing water accumulation and the associated damage …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofers answer a question

How much electricity will solar shingles produce?

Although it can vary based on several factors, such as the angle of the roof and the environmental conditions, the average solar shingle can produce an estimated 13 to 63 watts. For shingles that produce only 13 watts of power, a homeowner will need about 80 tiles to cover around 100 square feet.

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofers answer a question