Here's What You Need To Know About Whether Investing In Gutters
1. Prevention of landscaping or soil erosion
Water tends to scatter everywhere if not funneled properly. This is one of the reasons why you should have gutters installed professionally. Gutters act as a safe pathway for rainwater to flow away from the roof, into the downspouts, and to the downspout extension.
2. Protection for your siding & masonry
Missing gutters mean that rainwater gets near your house. It soaks and stains anything in its path, including your beautiful siding & masonry. Yes, there are siding materials that are more durable but what’s truer is that nothing lasts forever.
3. They add beauty to your home exterior
A homeowner can install new gutters without giving it a lot of thought. But what he doesn’t realize is that he can pick gutters that complement the siding, roof color, and the rest of the house. The gutters you pick will either match or camouflage – the choice is yours. But the bottom line is that the best purpose of a gutter is beautification.
4. Preserve roofing shingles
What do gutters have to do with your roofing lifespan? Gutters that are free from debris allow rainwater to flow through. This is important in that rainwater doesn’t build-up beneath the roof structure. If it does, it damages your roofing material and leads to roof leaks.
5. Your Foundation’s Primary Defense against pooling water
When gutters are cracked, missing, pulling away from the home or clogged, there is a major risk to your home and your foundation. With a failing gutter system, the water that runs off of your roof each time it rains or when snowfalls directly against your home’s foundation.