Arlington Roofing & Gutters; Water Volume 101

Your Gutter & Roofing Solution in Arlington

As an Arlington roofer for many years, we have learned that most homeowners do not realize just how much water a gutter system must move away from a structure during a rainstorm. Not to mention when it starts pouring cats and dogs. During an average rainstorm, you take a look out the window and the drops look so small that it is really hard to imagine that much they could accumulate to a notable amount, but think again.

If Your Gutters Are 20 Years Old Or Beyond It Might Be Time To Upgrade To New Seamless Gutters!!!

There is a simple formula that a roofing contractor in Arlington uses 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.

Ensure That The Roof And Gutters On Your Home Are Working Properly With Annual Inspections From a Reliable Arlington Roofing Company!!!

Some of the storms we get in Virginia can deliver over an inch of rain in less than an hour. We can even see more than 5 inches of rain in a single day, especially during a hurricane or tropical storm. The best way you can protect your home is to perform regular inspections and maintenance with a locally licensed and insured service for gutter and roof repair in Arlington.