When it comes to your home you might find yourself concerned about your roof, foundation, or windows, but what about your gutters? Most homeowners overlook their gutters, when they are actually very important in protecting your home. Rainwater can cause damage to your home. If you have too much water near your foundation or running down your home then that can lead to a problem. Only one inch of rain can cause the need to direct 500 gallons or more of rainwater away from your home. Without gutters, rain will wreak havoc on your home and landscaping.
Without a working gutter system on your home, you will find that your basement floods during heavy storms. Gutters take rainwater away from your roof and directs it away from your property. When water is allowed to run down the side of your house instead, the water pools down and into your basement.
Poorly working gutters will cause damage to your foundation. Too much water near your foundation causes cracks because it will dissolve the masonry. If the water near your foundation freezes, this is going to make your foundation crack. Too much water in and around your foundation will cause problems.
When gutters are not keeping moisture and water out of your home, mold and mildew will be able to grow. Both can cause respiratory problems, especially in people who have asthma or a compromised immune system. Your gutters help protect your home from mold and mildew growth throughout the home.
Damage to Your Landscaping
Your gutters help keep your beautiful landscaping intact. When you have invested money on making your property look great, it’s important to keep unwanted water off of your flowers and shrubs. If you’re landscaping is getting damaged from water coming from your gutters, your gutters should be inspected carefully to determine what is wrong.
The gutters on your home bring rainwater from your roof, down the length of your gutters and then out throughout the downspouts. Gutter clogs, gutters pulling away from the side of your house and sagging gutters can all cause problems with the water flow. Water that gets into your basement and causes damage to your landscaping is not necessary. A good gutter system will guide the water away from your home so that your property remains protected.