The Importance of Gutters

The Importance of Gutters

While rain gutters can help increase the value of your home, they are also essential when it comes to the protection of your home. If you don’t have gutters installed on your home, learn what can happen if you continue without them.

Here are a few reasons why proper drainage is essential to maintaining your property:

Protects The Importance of Guttersthe Foundation

Properly installed gutters will channel rainwater away from the foundation of your home. By doing this, your basement or crawl space will continue to remain dry. A wet or leaky basement or crawl space can bring mildew or mold growth inside your home, which can be hazardous to your family’s health. Gutters help to keep your foundation walls protected.

Prevent Basement Floods

If you do not have a proper gutter system, rainwater will run off your roof and accumulate near your foundation. When water accumulates, it can begin to crack your home’s foundation. The water will flow through the cracks and cause your basement to flood.

Directs Rainwater Runoff

When rainwater strikes your roof, it will typically take the path of least resistance – often straight down alongside your foundation. Because gutters limit how and where water flows, it can direct rainwater away from your home altogether, helping eliminate risks from runoff. Plus, gutters provide a route to direct water to a more convenient position, so you don’t have to have water dripping down directly in front of the doorway or garage.

Maintain Your Landscaping

Because gutters extend the overhang of your roof by up to half a foot, they can further help to protect the landscaping around your home. Many people like to plaThe Importance of Guttersnt flowers and shrubs around the home, but these plants can easily be flooded by too much water. In addition, excess water can bring insects to your plants. Gutters can direct excess rain away from your landscaping, helping to ensure it stays healthy and vibrant throughout the growing season.

When it comes to choosing the right gutters for your home, it is important to hire a professional to help you decide what will protect your house the most. Alaska Premier Gutters provides high-quality getters and gutter repair/maintenance services.

 

Installing gutters is a necessary investment for your property. Request a quote today by calling us at 907-272-2337 or visiting our website.

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