We all know the primary elements of a home’s exterior: windows, doors, roofing, and siding. However, there is a smaller aspect that can make a dramatic difference in the health of your home. Some homeowners ask us, are gutters really necessary? The answer is a resounding yes, and there are many reasons why.
Gutters Serve as Rainwater Management
Rain gutters matter for many reasons, but water management is their primary purpose. When it rains, the water needs somewhere to flow. This is where your gutter system steps in and ensures that water is properly redirected away from your home’s foundation.
Redirecting Rainwater Flow
How do gutters redirect water flow when it rains? In a nutshell, they collect rainwater then funnel it through the downspout.
The position of the downspout is near the base of the house, but far away enough so the water doesn’t pool. Pooling water around the foundation can create a myriad of expensive problems.
Preventing Foundation Damage
This is perhaps one of the most important elements of rain gutters. Without a gutter system, water may pool when it rains and eventually affect the structure of the foundation.
What does this mean? You might discover cracks in the exterior foundation. If left unattended, the cracks can widen and allow water to make their way through to another area of your home—the basement.
Keeps Your Basement Dry
You may have never connected the gutter function to a dry basement, but this is certainly the case. When big cracks in your foundation allow water inside, you might start to notice small puddles of water on your basement floor. It also might begin collecting on the walls.
This is a big deal because small cracks can easily turn into big cracks as time passes. Bigger cracks allow for more water to access the inside of your basement. Not only does this equal more water, but it can also result in mold and mildew growth as well.
Get Quality Rain Gutters Now
Our quality gutters are constructed from aluminum that is 20% thicker than the competition. LeafGuard gutters are hung with patented internal hangers, ensuring that the gutters stay attached to your home no matter the weather.
If your home needs quality gutters for protection and performance, contact us today to get started.