This will probably be the only time we’ll tell you that having your mind in the gutter is actually a good thing. It means you’re thinking about the wellbeing of your home. On the surface, you may think that gutters just get the water off of your roof, but in reality, they do so much more than that. While you may not think you need them on your home, gutters play a big role in protecting your property from damage.
What Do Gutters Do?
The main job of gutters is to drain water off and away from your home. When your gutters are clean and you have the proper downspout draining, rainwater is carried down from your roof and away from your property towards the street.
Why Should I Have Gutters?
Gutters do more than just prevent you from stepping into puddles when you walk out of your front door — although they do that, too. Gutters protect your:
- Walls: If rain just drains down the side of your home, it’s coming into contact with your walls and infrastructure. During heavy storms, too much rain can cause water damage to your siding and internal walls or leave water stains on brick or masonry work.
- Foundation: When rainwater pools at the bottom of your home, it can seep into your foundation, causing major structural damage. Since gutters drain water away from your home, you can avoid this risk altogether.
- Soil: While our plants and lawn need watering, too much water will have nowhere to go. If that’s the case, soil can become overly moist and potentially mess with your home’s stability.
Don’t put your home at risk for water damage — call All Aluminum Gutters instead. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products at affordable rates and can outfit your home with seamless gutters or traditional gutters in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. For more information or a free estimate, call us at 631-816-2498.