Rain rejuvenates soil and gives life to local plant and animal life. However, it is also incredibly damaging to your house and yard. While you can’t control mother nature, you can help protect your home from the damaging effects of rain with gutters. Some people may overlook the importance of gutters, but there are numerous reasons why they are a necessity in every house.
Protect Your Foundation
When rain pours off of the roof, it lands directly near your foundation. This water buildup could cause severe damage to your foundation that may require hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair. Gutters help redirect the water away from your foundation.
Protect Your Roof & Siding
Without gutters to pull the water from your roof, water can pool on the surface and eventually cause mold or mildew. This can damage your roof’s shingles. Water also can work its way underneath the shingles and damage the wood underneath.
Siding’s two biggest enemies are harsh sunlight and rainwater. Gutters help keep rain from pouring down the siding, preventing water damage as well as dirt buildup and mold. Water that is standing on the roof also can get down into cracks or gaps in the siding and cause damage.
Prevent Erosion in the Soil
A common sight of many homes without gutters is a small trench directly under where the edge of the roof is. The concentration of rainwater causes this erosion in these areas, and the water needs to be redirected in order to maintain healthy soil. Additionally, the protection of gutters will help guard any plants in the surrounding area, such as garden vegetables and flowers, from water damage.
Gutters are easy to install, cost-effective and they can prevent you from experiencing heavy water damage in several areas of your home. If you’re having problems from water runoff on your roof, consider getting some gutters for your home. Just call Patriot Roofing Services today and we will provide you with a no obligation estimate.