How Rain Gutters Protect Your Home

by Home Pros Guide on Thu, Sep 13th (262 Views) comments

Your home is subject to the weather and water is harmful when it penetrates your home's exterior envelope. The primary role of gutters is to channel water away from the base of the house where it's likely to collect and find its way inside the foundation. Gutters move rain water away from your home before any problems occur.

There are many ways that gutters protect your home, including:

Without gutters, water can damage landscaping and cause soil erosion around your home.

Water hitting dirt close to the house can create a mess when the dirt splashes back against the siding.

Concentrated water hitting decks and door entrances can splash back against the house causing high moisture levels which can lead to wood rot.

Safety entering and leaving a home may be a problem when people run to avoid a downpour.

Falling water may hit windows and leak, causing water damage inside the walls or on interior walls.

Rain water may find gaps in the siding, and when trapped behind siding, water can support mold growth and other problems.

Repeated exposure to rain water can reduce how long your home's painted surfaces last before they need to be re-painted.

Is essential that you keep your gutters clean and free of debris. Otherwise, the misdirected water can cause significant damage to your home over time, such as stained siding, rotting fascia boards, flooded basements, deteriorating landscaping, and even foundation problems.

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