Has cleaning the gutters been on your list for a while now? Don’t let it be the task you keep putting off! Gutters are an essential part of your home. They direct water away from your home’s exterior as well as prevent water from navigating its way into your home.
Protects Your Foundation
As rain falls, it can make its way into small cracks or crevices between the ground and your foundation. Structural home repairs often cost a fortune. In addition, when water pools against your foundation after a storm, it attracts burrowing pests and can grow mold and fungi. Your gutters should direct water away from your foundation.
Shields Siding & Paint
With the absence of functioning gutters, rain falls freely down the sides of your house. This can lead to staining or rot depending on what type of siding you have. If you have anything close to your home like a deck or structure, it could be right where the water flows from your roof making it more susceptible to rot and damage. Water can shave years off of your siding’s life. Prolong the efficacy of your siding by maintaining your gutters!
Prevents Soil Erosion
Imagine walking outside and around your home after a major rainfall to find chunks of your lawn or landscaping missing. When gutters are not present or when they are full of debris such as leaves and twigs, rain water will overflow and spill over causing massive soil erosion. This can affect your landscaping and lead to foundational issues. Having properly maintained gutters will help direct water away from your roof as well as foundation.
Guards Your Home’s Equity
Having gutters in poor condition or no gutters at all will take away value from your home. The longevity of the house is at risk without proper rain drainage. It’s important to make sure your home’s gutters are properly installed and maintained in order to work as efficiently as possible.
Saves You Money
Water damage around your home is always expensive. Avoid this by having a gutter assessment by the professionals at Lion Roofing & Gutters. In addition to assessments, we offer complete gutter services which include cleaning, repair and replacement, leaf guards, and more. Furthermore, we can share the ways Leaf Relief® protection systems protect your gutters from ice and snow, leaves, debris, and more. Fall is fast approaching which means it’s time to pull out the rakes. Make sure the leaves don’t find themselves living in your gutters!