The drainage system is an essential part of a roof. Its role is to take over the rainwater and direct it to the sewerage, protecting the façade of the building and preventing water infiltrations into the walls.
In order to have a long service life, the gutters and downspouts of your house must be maintained on a regular basis. In general, this maintenance consists of cleaning operations and checking their integrity. Cleaning the drainage system is not complicated and can be done with the help of a brush and a pressure hose, but with great care to protect the roof and the façade of the construction.
If after cleaning the gutters and downspouts you notice scratches coming to light, the places in question must be protected with a layer of paint. Manufacturers offer special paint for these operations.
On the other hand, structural problems (gutters and downspouts affected by rust, corroded, loose etc.) require repairs or replacements (total or partial), especially if they are not just damaged but also old.
Skilled homeowners can take care of cleaning the roof drainage system on their own, but it is always advisable to resort to a professional Fort Worth roofing contractor for safety reasons.
A system of gutters and downspouts properly dimensioned, professionally installed and properly maintained, will allow the efficient drainage of rain water, protecting the building for a long time.