First things first, what is your gutter apron? A gutter apron in many states is now a code item. It is similar to drip edge but is shaped like an L to ensure rainwater flows directly from the roof into the gutter. Gutter aprons also prevent water damage by covering the bottom portion at the edge of your roof. Continue reading to learn what type of issues can occur if your gutter apron isn't installed properly.
A gutterapron is designed to direct water into your gutters to prevent water damage from sitting water on your roof. However, if the gutter apron is not installed correctly, it cannot properly direct the water into the gutters and away from your roofing material. Over time, rainwater can pool on your roof, leading to water leaks in your roof, attic, and home. A correctly installed gutter apron is especially helpful during rain storms to direct all of the rainwater down your gutters and rain spouts.
A gutterapron is designed to cover the gaps in the attic design to keep out insects and small animals. If the gutter apron is not installed properly, there will be open gaps that pests can enter, leading to an infestation in your attic and home.
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A gutterapron is meant to prevent water penetration and decrease the amount of necessary maintenance since you can prevent the collection of rainwater. With a poorly installed gutter apron, you will need additional maintenance to make sure water is not pooling on your roof, leading to additional repairs.