Gutters are one of those things that go unnoticed and forgotten until there is a problem. There are many wonderful benefits to having gutters and keeping your gutters well maintained. Here at Peak Construction, we know that having functional gutters on your home will save your home from serious damages and future problems. Below are our top reasons why we recommend gutters for every home.
The foundation of your home is the most important part of your home. If your foundation is faulty, then you will start to notice problems all throughout your home. The main job of gutters is to move water away from your foundation. Moving water away from your home will prevent dangerous puddles near your home that can soften the dirt under and around your foundation. This soft dirt can cause your foundation to weaken, shift and crack.
Water is dangerous to many parts of your home. Exposure to water over time can cause your siding and shingles to shift and rot. Heavy rains can wreak havoc on your home, especially your siding, windows, doors, and foundation. Without gutters, you could wind up with a long list of serious and costly damages. Water will pool around your home, seep into areas it shouldn’t, and can cause extensive water damage. In short, your home’s gutters protect your home from erosion, and can prevent basement flooding. They prevent staining of the exterior of your home, mitigate paint damage, and stop mold and mildew growth.
If you have landscaping around your home, then you most definitely need to consider installing gutters. Rain run-off will damage grass, flowers and shrubs if allowed to beat down on them over time. Lack of gutters can also cause erosion near the foundation of your home, weakening the plants and their root systems.
If you do not have gutters or need new gutters, then you should make gutters a priority before you start to have serious issues with your home, foundation, and landscaping. Give us a call today to discuss your unique situation! We are always here to help you find the answers to any questions you may have.