Gutter systems may not be needed in dry climates and areas that are not subject to periods of heavy rains. However, the rest of us need a good system to divert the storm water that lands on our roofs and directs the collected water away from the house. We need this system to help reduce water and moisture damage to our homes. The wetter the climate the more you need a properly functioning gutter system. Water that continues to collect next to the foundation of a house will typically find its way into some part of the foundation and that can cause water and moisture damage.

Modern homes are designed to conserve energy. But in the process, such homes can also trap moisture and that can cause big problems and costly damage. For example, if the ground around the foundation is soaked from roof drainage water, we can assume that at least some of that moisture will find its way into the basement, crawl space or the concrete floor. Some of this moisture will then be absorbed by the air in the home. If this happens in the winter time, we can assume that the warmed air in the home will absorb a lot of moisture.

Condensation at windows may just be bothersome, but in attics and walls it can cause mold and that can be very expensive to repair. It can also cause health issues to you and your loved ones. A good gutter system helps to control the amount of water and moisture that gets into a structure. And that can help prevent the damage from trapped moisture.

All roofs and gutter system will need some level maintenance, but with proper planning it is possible to reduce that chore to a minimum. Here is how:

  1. Keep tree limbs from overhanging you roof! Deciduous trees shed most of their leaves in the fall, most evergreens shed debris all year long!
  2. When there is debris on the roof, clean the roof with a soft broom or air blower. Don’t pressure! Have a soft wash company perform a roof cleaning.
  3. Keep your gutters clean and repair them if they are loose or don’t drain away from the home.
  4. Make sure that all the downspouts are in place and divert all the water away from your home and into your drain system.

We can usually see roof leaks and wet basements. The damage that can occur is the result of water or moisture soaking into materials that must be kept dry. For example: drywall, wood, plaster, flooring, wood and furniture. Some types of water damage can be reversible, for example some wood materials can be dried out and restored. Other types of water damage result in permanent damage. For example, most drywall surfaces lose their strength when soaked in water and may become infested with potentially dangerous mold.

Moisture Damage can be much harder to see and often starts in hidden portions of a structure. Moisture damage usually occurs when warm and moisture saturated air comes in contact with a cold surface and condenses on that surface. Moisture in air disperses like any gas and can penetrate most surfaces. Moisture can penetrate walls and ceilings unless the drywall surfaces in a home are treated with a vapor barrier paint system or backed by a vapor barrier surface. This means that the moisture around a foundation may find its way into the home, saturate the heated air and find its way into all parts of the structure – even the roofing material.

One of the best ways to prevents water and moisture damage is by installing and maintaining a good gutter system.


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