How Properly Installed Gutters Protect Your Home
Installing gutters for your Massachusetts home can be tricky. If they’re not installed securely, they can cause indirect water damage to your roof or siding. It’s a precise art, and not something everyone can manage, so it’s safest to hire a professional roof contractor to do it for you. Fortunately, just like improperly installed gutters could cause damage to your home, properly installed gutters protect your home in more ways than you might realize.
Keeps the Exterior Walls Clean
Imagine your home without its roof gutters. As the rain falls off your roof, it runs off the fascia, but often splashes against your soffit and exterior walls. The possible water damage can lead to rotting and premature weathering, but if dirt runs off with that water, you could have stains to contend with as well. You may even develop a problem with mold this way. At the very least, you’ll have more maintenance for your exterior walls. At worst, you may need new siding sooner than expected.
Fortunately, with a great gutter system, there’s a buffer between your roof and your walls. As the water slides from the roof into the roof gutters, it’s funneled away from your exterior walls and away from the house as a whole.
Protects Your Foundation
While rainwater is usually healthy for soil, too much of any good thing can be a bad thing. Specifically, when water falls off your roof in sheets, it can cause soil erosion that can weaken your foundation. Not only can the eroding soil be an issue, but the pooling water can become an issue. That’s why roof gutters funnel the water off to a designated location so as not to affect your foundation.
Preserves Your Landscaping
If water running off your roof can cause that kind of damage to your foundation, imagine what it can do to your front garden! Roof gutters are a must if you put any thought into your landscaping. They’ll ensure that your gardens get just the right amount of rainwater, without being inundated. Even if you don’t have a flowerbed, you probably still need to protect your outdoor space. Too much water can be a problem for your grass lawn, or even eventually cause cracking to cement patios. Properly installed roof gutters will make sure you don’t have a problem, no matter what your landscape might be.
Installing gutters for your Massachusetts home is important, so count on a contractor that has 80+ years experience installing roofs and roof gutters. For more information on the benefits of properly installed roof gutters, contact Jancewicz & Son today.