Gutter systems play an important role in protecting your home by catching rain and snowfall and routing the water into a drain, which typically directs the water somewhere away from your home where it is unlikely to cause damage. If you are new to gutter systems, you are in luck! Our team of experts here at 31-W Insulation has compiled all of the important, need to know, information about gutter systems.
As stated above, the job of gutter systems is to divert water from snow and rainfall away from the home. This is important because excess water from snow and rainfall can cause damage, leaks, erosion, staining, mildew, mold and flooding in a home. Additionally, excess rain and snowfall can be damaging to your landscaping. Gutter systems get the water to where it needs to be without causing expensive damage.
Typically, gutter systems are installed at the bottom of the roofline on a home on all edges. The gutters ultimately deposit all water into a vertical drain that extends from the roofline to the ground. From there, the water is likely directed away from the base of the home to a gutter or drain in the road. Some popular additions and/or alternatives to gutter systems include rain chains, rain dispersal systems, grading, a drip edge, ground gutters, French drains, drip paths, or built-in gutters.
For gutter systems to work properly, it is important to maintain your gutters. It is recommended that you clean your gutters twice per year. If you notice any leaks or if there is viable damage to your gutters, call a gutter systems specialist for a repair as soon as possible.