Protect Your Home With Regular Roofing And Gutter Inspections
As a San Anselmo roofing service, we have noticed that a lot of homeowners do not recognize the amount of water that their gutters must redirect during a rainstorm. Not to mention, when it begins to downpour! During a common rainstorm, the drops are fairly small so it can be difficult for the average person to imagine them accumulating into a large amount of water, but it is true.
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There is a simple formula that your San Anselmo roofing repair pro utilizes to determine how much rainwater a roof will accumulate based on its size. Every 1000 square feet of your roof that draws one inch of rain, 620 gallons of water will need to be redirected through your gutters and downspouts away from your home.
Think about this way... most city-issued trash containers will retain about 40 to 60 gallons of water. Ten or more of those containers filled to the brim still would not hold as much as much water as your gutters and roof will see in a one-inch rainstorm. Plus, a gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds so think about how much weight your roof and gutters will be holding.
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And we are just talking about one one-inch of rain there. Some of the storms we see here in California will deliver that much rain in an hour or less. More than 5 inches of rain in a day is not unusual on days that it rains continuously, or when a tropical storm strikes our area. The best way you can protect your home is to perform regular inspections and maintenance with a locally licensed and insured San Anselmo roof repair and gutters pro.
CALL KEN COOPER ROOFING & GUTTER SYSTEMS AT (415) 446-5500