Rain gutters tend to be the invisible work horses of your home, and while they’re not the most glamourous topic to think about, the value and protection they provide to your home is essential. Without them, rain, snow, leaves and other debris that accumulates, wouldn’t have a place to go.
As the weather changes and the falling leaves pile up they remain in the gutters. As the days turn colder and winter sets in the gutters freeze over and then, with spring thaw, melt. If you’ve ignored your gutters over the last, eventually, they’ll pull away from the house. And that’s when the damage will be discovered. The siding, the foundation and even the landscaping can be ruined if you don’t take proper care of your gutters.
Understanding why gutters are important can save you thousands of dollars because gutters can prevent costly damage to your home. The primary purpose of a gutter is to move water away from the base of your house.
If you have never really thought about whether your house had a gutter system before, it is probably time to really look up there and notice, especially if you have been experiencing water damage on your roof, siding, and in your home and you don’t know why.
Replacing your roof is a perfect time to examine your gutters and evaluate their condition to determine if they need to be replaced.
Not replacing your roof? Give us a call and we’ll schedule a free estimate.