Why Your Home Needs Gutters

Why Your Home Needs GuttersBefore you can understand why it’s important to clean your rain gutters or install guards to protect them, you must first understand why you need them in the first place. To understand this, you must think about how rain pours off a roof when they aren’t present and where this rain will go. You realize the rain hits the ground but what you may not realize is that this may result in many serious consequences.

Soil and Landscaping Erosion

When water isn’t properly funneled, it scatters everywhere. Professionally installed rain gutters provide rainwater with a safe pathway off your roof, into the downspouts, and through the downspout extension where it won’t soak into your soil or cause your gravel to flow away.

Protect Your Home’s Siding

Once you’ve taken the time to install new siding on your home, the last thing you want to have happen is for it to get damaged. However, when you don’t have a way for the water to make it’s way off of your roof without pouring down the sides of your home, you will indeed have your siding damaged. Rain water will soak into it causing it to become stained. This is something that’ll happen regardless of what type of siding you install (e.g. fiber cement, vinyl).

Add Beauty to the Exterior of Your Home

It honestly doesn’t require much thought to install rain gutters on your home. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t think about things like your roof color and how these gutters will complement your siding and the rest of your home. It’s up to you to choose whether you want ones that match or camouflage your home, but they’ll still add beauty here. This is truer today than in the past because there are so many different materials available for you to choose from, including vinyl in various colors, all of which are quite affordable, and copper that’s classy and shiny but more expensive than vinyl. Once you’ve chosen and installed them, make sure you maintain them by cleaning them regularly and installing guards to keep the leaves out.

Preserve Your Roof’s Shingles

When you keep your rain gutters free of debris rainwater can flow through them instead of ponding on the roof itself. This is important because when water builds up on your roof it will damage it and cause leaks. Simply by installing and properly maintaining your home’s gutters you can keep it in good working order for many years to come.

It’s Time to Install Gutters

If you don’t already have rain gutters on your home, it’s time for you to contact Done Rite Gutters and have them installed. There are many great reasons why you should take this seriously and act on it today. You may still have some doubts or questions but when you realize that everything about your home is interrelated and affects every other part of your home you’ll realize that it’s time for you to pick up your phone and give us a call today.