Get your mind on your gutters. Your home’s gutters aren’t the most exciting project to consider on any given weekend. It’s possible that you can name a host of other projects you’d rather have done first. However, repairing or replacing your gutters are important to maintaining your roof, the walls of your home, and your foundation.
Gutters Help Direct the Flow of Water Away from Your Home
Gutters are a system of channels that capture the runoff of rainwater from your roof. Once the rainwater is in your gutters, your gutters’ design uses gravity to force the water down and away from you home. Gutters are a better option than allowing rainwater to flow down off your roof. With the right gutters, water will flow away from you home, helping you support the stability of your home.
Gutters Indirectly Protect Your Foundation
Now that stability is at the forefront of your mind, it may become apparent how gutters protect your foundation. With gutter spouts pointing away from your home, you can direct the flow of water away from your home. Since your water is diverted by your gutters, you don’t have to worry about the foundation of your home shifting over the years. Conversely, if you don’t have gutters installed, then you should work diligently to find a professional to install your gutters so that you can protect your home. Have you ever seen a shallow ‘ditch’ around a neighbor’s home? This minuscule trench is the result of rainwater pounding from the roof of his or her home. In a few years, that small trench could lead to foundation damage if it’s not fixed.
Gutters Prevent Water from Damaging Your Siding
Another great benefit to having gutters installed is to divert water away from your siding. Although your siding is outside and exposed to water, you are required to protect your siding if you expect it to last for years. Gutters protect your siding by preventing water from compromising your siding. Without gutters, water can easily get underneath your siding, which can create mold and damage internal walls.
At Anderson Exteriors, our goal is to ensure that we make you happy with your home improvements. With so few people understanding the purpose of gutters, we find it important for our potential customers to understand why they should have gutters installed. If you have questions, or you suspect you need repair for your gutters, give us a call. We are happy to help you protect your home.