Unfortunately, the importance of gutters has always been underestimated but avoidance can lead to trouble. Gutters are an essential part to the complete drainage system of your house. So, it is necessary to check it once in a while to find out everything is running smoothly and to immediately correct any problems. When the rain begins, you don’t want overflowing or standing water in your gutters so, it is recommended to get your gutters in good working order before the rain starts. Let’s have a look how gutters serve your house.
To avoid water running into your house and/or causing cracks in your foundation, gutters help redirect the water away from the house and into your yard or a drainage ditch. This helps avoid water seeping into a basement and also keeps moisture out of walls that may cause mold to grow.
Siding and Exterior Damage
Preserving the exterior of your home should be a high priority because this is the first impression of any house. Water running down the side of a house can cause staining on the exterior siding of the house. When water runs off a roof it carries dirt and debris from the roof down the side of the house – once dried it can discolor. Overtime this becomes a very visible, unattractive stain on the exterior siding.
A specific annoyance comes in the late spring – mosquitoes. Standing water around your house and yard is the perfect breeding ground for these pesky insects. Any small pools of water will do. Proper drainage keeps standing water away from your house and the breeding grounds to a minimum. Even with gutters, make sure your downspouts are not clogged causing standing water in your gutters.
Gutters are important for the maintenance, beauty and health of your house. If you need gutters, contact NC Gutter Guys at 919-630-0527.