Gutters play an important role in preventing damage to your roof and the underlying structure. They even play a part in preventing damage to the home’s foundation, keeping excessive water from seeping through and pooling, and causing your home to shift due to the resulting instability. Without a reliable drainage system, your home is at risk of developing structural issues when the rains come. This is why it’s important to ensure your gutters are always in top form.
Other reasons to invest in your gutters include:
- Making the most of your roof’s service life. When properly maintained, gutters keep water from seeping through, preventing moisture damage from taking hold and causing roofing components to deteriorate prematurely. This helps ensure your roofing system lasts through or even exceeds its rated service life.
- Keeping your roofing warranty valid. Part of keeping roofing warranties valid is making sure the appropriate maintenance tasks are carried out. Not taking care of your gutters goes against that, which could be grounds for getting your roofing warranty voided.
- Preventing a safety hazard. A gutter that’s falling apart is a safety hazard. Pieces or even an entire gutter trough could be blown away by strong winds or may detach from its mounts during a rain pour. Ice dams can also lead to gutter collapse due to their sheer weight.
They might not look like it but gutters do a lot for your home. This is why they deserve as much attention as you’re giving other parts of your property. Your home is one of your most important investments, after all, and taking the time to care for it by taking advantage of gutter solutions available to you will only lead to great results, no matter the time of the year it may be.
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