The Importance of Gutters

The Importance of Gutters gutter freedom

Let’s go over why gutters and proper gutter maintenance are so important.

Water can wreak havoc on your house if not controlled by properly installed gutters. If you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your gutters until there is a problem. Overflowing water from clogged gutters damages your foundation and landscaping, creating a severe safety hazard. Unfortunately, many homeowners usually overlook gutters, but they shouldn’t. Let’s go over why gutters and proper gutter maintenance are so important.

Gutters Protect Your Foundation

Water is one of the most destructive forces on Earth. When it overflows, it can erode the soil around your home and cause cracks or even collapse the foundation. Without gutters, the rain will flow down the side of your home and cause water damage to the foundation, eaves, and even windows. 

If water pools around the base of your home, it can seep into the building and cause cracks. These cracks lead to more severe problems like mold, mildew, and structural damage. Properly functioning gutters direct water away from the foundation, keeping your home in good condition. 

Maintain Your Gutters to Prevent Clogs

A proper gutter system should not have any holes and gaps and be angled correctly toward your downspouts. You must also ensure your gutters are not pulling away from the house. If your gutters are sagging or pulling away from your home, this could be due to a clog or faulty internal hangers. 

The biggest reason gutters fail is because of clogs. Branches, leaves, pine needles, and other debris can clog your gutters, preventing water from diverting from your home. Over time, water can back up onto your roof and pool around the base of your home. If you have gutters, you probably do not clean them often enough. If you wait until they are full of leaves, you are waiting far too long. How often you should clean your gutters depends on your house. Determining factors include the proximity of trees to the roof line, the type of trees, and the slope of the roof. Low-sloped roofs require more frequent cleaning.

Gutters Extend Your Roof’s Lifespan

Your roof is one of the most essential components of your home and one of the most expensive to replace. When gutters are clogged with debris, they can put added stress on your roof, leading to early wear and tear. A gutter installation professional can install a gutter system to keep your roof in good condition for years.

Professional Gutter Repair and Installation

Thank you for considering Gutter Freedom as your preferred choice for gutter installation, protection, and repair. With over ten years of proven excellence, we bring our expertise to your doorstep and ensuring that your home is equipped with a gutter system that stands the test of time. Contact us today to experience the Gutter Freedom and Home difference – where quality, experience, and customer satisfaction converge. Please reach out to us at 727-266-0355 for the fastest service. For other inquiries, please contact us via email at [email protected].

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