A Guide to Gutters and Why They’re Important
One of the most important parts of your house is your gutters. Have you ever wondered why your gutters are there? We’re going to take a look at gutters and see why they are so important to your house and to your family as a whole.
What Gutters Do
Your gutters are made for moving precipitation from your home and to an area that’s safer for drainage. You may think that rain isn’t a big deal. It may not be when it’s only a single storm. But when you have gutters, they are going to stop rain from damaging your house as time goes on. Water’s flow is very powerful and it can cause severe damage to a house. This is true on the east coast where there are very powerful storms that bring snow as well as rain onto structures.
How Water Damages Your Home
As water flows through your home’s materials, it will make wood swell as well as split, rust metal, and will suck minerals from concrete. Water can also create the best environment for damage from mold. This can ruin your house as well as your health. It’s going to be a lot better when you get rid of water from your house, since your house is going to be a lot better.
How Gutters Prevent Damage from Water
A gutter will take water from the house. As the water is falling upon your roof, it’s flowing into a spot that is able to absorb water and not displace it into the home. Chances are that you’ve heard of people with flooded basements. If you have, they may have had a problem with their gutters. So never underestimate what water can do and how gutters can prevent that damage.
Why You Should Replace Your Gutters
Your gutters are going to take the complete brunt of the fury from nature. All the damage from water that would hit your home will be absorbed by the gutters. Because of this, as times goes by, your gutters will rust, sag, and start showing holes. This will happen a lot faster if you’re not getting your ladder out and cleaning out any clogs regularly.
As you can see, gutters play a very important part in your home’s health. So make sure that you are taking care of them and cleaning them regularly, along with replacing them when necessary. They’ll take good care of your house if you do.
About Gulf Coast Exteriors
GCE Gutters is a residential and commercial gutter service committed to providing professional quality service at a competitively low prices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral Florida. Let GCE Gutters show you how we are becoming the area’s finest gutter cleaning, repair and installation company in Lee County.