Roofing systems and gutter systems are interconnected, the pipes installed right under the roof and the downspouts connected to the gutter pipes being essential for maintaining the health of the roof. Here is how a good gutter system installed by one of the Dallas roofing companies can contribute to maintaining the health of your roof for as long as possible:
- Efficient drainage is key – water, especially ponding water, is the nastiest enemy of any type of roof. The water that is not eliminated efficiently through the gutter system tends to accumulate on the roof surface, weakening the material that the roof is made from and causing roof faults to appear. The most common problems caused by inefficient roof drainage include the appearance of leaks and the premature weakening of the entire roofing system.
- Mold prevention – another very important role played by the gutters is the prevention of the appearance of mold and mildew on the roof as well as inside the home. It might sound strange, but one of the most common causes of the appearance of mold and mildew inside a home is incorrect roof drainage that prevents the roof surface from drying properly after a rain and that transfers excessive moisture to the spaces underneath the roof.