How long your roof will last is dependent on a number of factors including the roofing material, the climate and rainfall levels. An aging roof that's not addressed can cause significant and costly problems, such as dampness in your home and mould growth. A damaged roof can also make your home less energy-efficient, as there will be an increase in the movement of air in and out of your home. Understanding the warning signs that your roof may need replacing can help prevent damage to your home and allow you to plan for a complete replacement rather than having to navigate emergency roof work.
Rainwater, snow, and ice are three of the major threats to your home's structural integrity. The role of your roof is to keep these three elements away from the walls, attic, basement, and foundation. Gutters are your best solution for gathering the rainwater on the roof and leading it away from the house.
There are two main types of gutters, the traditional sectional kind and seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are continuous, meaning that one gutter runs the length of your roof from one corner to the other.