Gutter systems seem to always be put on the back burner. They aren’t something that sits at the forefront of your mind. You might even think they aren’t important enough to invest in. However, you’d be wrong. Gutter systems play an important role in helping your home avoid expensive problems. Here are a few reasons why they are so important.
- Foundation Protection- Gutter systems direct the flow of water away from your house, which helps protect your foundation from water damage. Without a gutter system, water can pool and collect in spots and work its way into your foundation, causing your soil to shift and your foundation to become unstable. This could lead to structural issues, basement flooding, and other foundation problems.
- Prevent Siding Damage- When water is not directed away from your home, it runs down the side of your house, causing water stains and mold to appear on your home’s siding. Though siding doesn’t last forever and will need to be replaced in the future, it will last a lot longer if you have a gutter system in place to redirect the water away from your home.
- Protect Your Roof- Replacing your roof is a huge expense and one that you probably don’t want to have to have done any time soon. A gutter system will allow water to properly drain from your roof. This way, water does not build up under your roof material and you can avoid a possible leak.
Gutter systems will defend your home from water and the damage it can cause. Don’t underestimate the benefits of a good gutter system. If you are ready to invest in a gutter system for your home, give us a call at 31-W Insulation today and we will get you set up with everything you need.