Gutters are probably something you don’t really think much about, but they actually play a big role as a part of your house. In fact, they actually protect your house and landscaping from major damage. Here are a few reasons why gutters are a necessity for your home’s protection.
- Basement and Foundation Damage. A little rain can’t hurt, right? Actually, rain water gathering in one spot over and over again can do significant damage to your home and foundation. Too much water buildup at the foot of your foundation will enter the soil and eventually cause cracking and leaks to occur in the basement. This can then result in basement flooding, which is a pretty expensive repair. Having a gutter system on your home can prevent this from happening. The main function of a gutter system is to redirect water away from your house to keep water from building up around the foundation.
- Ruined Yard and Garden. Along with redirecting water away from your house, gutters have downspouts that control the runoff of water from your roof. Without gutters and downspouts, rainwater can cut through your yard and create ditches, pools of water in lower areas, and can even kill your lawn and garden. If you install gutters and downspouts, your landscape will be better protected from heavy rain.
- Protect Your Home’s Interior. Without gutters, rain water will continually flow over your windows, and over time, your windows will eventually get so worn down from the rain that you will start to notice tiny openings along your windows where more water can flow into your home. The more water buildup you have inside your home, the more damage there will be. If water finds its way onto your floors and into your walls, you could end up having mold and mildew start to grow there. This is a pain to get rid of and can be harmful to your health. Installing gutters will prevent this problem from happening.
Call us today at Roof Replacement Solutions, and we will help you find the right system for your home.