If you’re having problems with leaks and flooding in your basement, you may want to check your gutter system. The gutters play an important role in keeping your home safe from water damage as they channel water away from your home and into the drains. With the winter season in our midst, make sure that your gutters will be able to effectively redirect water to the drains. You can do a quick inspection yourself to make sure that your gutters and their components are in top condition.

To better understand how your gutter system works, it is important to know the terms used in the roofing industry. Here’s a rundown of some of the terms related to your gutters in Columbus Ohio:

 

Drainage. This is the system that includes the gutters and downspouts that redirect rainwater, melted ice, and other liquid away from your home.
Drop Outlet. This is where water passes through from the gutters to the downspouts and eventually to the drains.
Fascia. This is a long flat board attached to the eaves or the edge of the roof and is used as the base for gutters.
Gutters. These are attached to the edge of the roof to catch and redirect rainwater and melted snow from the house, protecting it from water damage.
Hanger. This is used to hold the gutters in place.
Straps. These are fasteners that hold the downspouts in place.

 

If you want to know more or if you have any roofing or gutter problems, the best thing to do is to hire a professional like Muth & Company Roofing. Our team of experts are well trained and extensively experienced in handling any roofing job—from roofing repair to the installation of gutters in Delaware OH and the surrounding areas. Just give us a call for a free estimate on your next roofing or gutter project.

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