Gutters seam like such a minor aspect of your home. With so much focus on your windows, roofing, and siding, does it really matter if you have working gutters? Even being a little out of sight, out of mind, it is important that you don’t overlook the importance of gutters and what they do for your home.
The job of gutters is pretty straight forward. When water slides down your roof, your gutters collect the water and directs to a downspout which then discards it away from your home. Without gutters, I think you would be surprised with what may happen.
Here are the main benefits of why we have gutters on our homes.
1. Avoiding Structural Damage:
You may not believe it but rain water can do some damage to your foundation over time. Continued build up of water along your foundation can break it down and lead to leaking, cracking and more.
2. Keep People Dry:
Nobody wants to come home or leave their house and have water rushing off the edge of the roof onto them. By gutters collecting this water, they are able to remove it from the roof and push it away.
3. Protect Landscaping:
People aren’t the only thing that rushing water protects. All that force from water running off your roof can do some damage to landscaping during strong storms.
4. Preventing Against Mold Growth:
As your homes exterior gets too much moisture on it, mold will likely grow. Rain gutters limit the amount of water that can get on the exterior of your home or interior of your home.
Other benefits of gutters:
If your gutters are damaged and not working properly, all these benefits that come with having gutters, pretty much go away. For more information on how the team at Anderson Insulation can help you with your gutters, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 781-857-1000.