Gutters are something that many homeowners debate over. They usually debate over whether they are something that they really want or even need. We are confident that once you understand all the amazing benefits of gutters that you will know how much you and your home need them. Below are some of these benefits.
- Prevents Erosion – Having no gutters or poorly installed gutters will allow water to run off of your roof and pool near your home. This pooling water will cause the soil around your home to erode. Pooling water is detrimental to the landscaping around your home, including turf and plants.
- Prevents Decay – Having gutters is important but having properly installed gutters is even more important. If your gutters are not installed properly you may get water buildup that may cause your shingles and siding to decay.
- Prevents Foundation Problems – Without gutters or with poorly installed gutters, you will get pooling water around your home. This standing water wills soften the dirt around your home and can lead to problems with your foundation. The foundation of your home is the most important aspect of your home. It supports your entire home and when it shifts or moves the rest of your home will be affected.
- Prevents Mold – Mold is toxic and never something you want to find in or on your home. Without correctly installed gutters, you will be exposing your home to increased levels of moisture, which mold loves. By installing gutters, you will be helping to prevent future mold issues.