Gutters are critical components, just like the many other components that make up your home or office building. They serve a range of particular purposes, with proper drainage being the most important.
Every time it rains, gutters help drain the water off the roof and away from the other components that make up your home, such as the windows, the siding, and the foundation. These components and your home, in general, need all the protection they can from waterlogging. Water, once accumulated, can cause severe damage and ruin the structure.
You don’t want that, especially when it’s a threat to something you’ve probably spent your blood, sweat, and tears on.
Here are just a handful of problems you could run into if you fail to install or maintain your gutters:
- Basement flooding.
- Damage to the foundation.
- Mold growth. Mold survives in environments that are damp and dark, which is exactly the kind of environment that is created when water isn’t cleared off. Mold can cause all kinds of illnesses and in large concentrations, can even cause fatalities.
- Staining. Water that has been clogged up or pooled can start staining your home on the outside. This includes areas such as the fascia, the wood framing, the soffit, and the walls.
- Erosion. This is another major problem that comes with waterlogging. You need topsoil to protect your foundations, but heavy rains can cause the topsoil to erode, thereby causing damage to your foundations. Using gutters prevents this from happening because the water is drained away properly.
So, as you can see, gutters are a big deal and it’s obvious that you need someone who can install and maintain them. Primo Exteriors have the right people for the job. Just give us a call and we’ll send out experts right away to guide you and get the job done.
Leaf Relief for standard gutters is more effective than other types of gutter protection at keeping natural debris; such as leaves and twigs, from blocking your gutters. Leaf Relief can drain 29.7″ of rainfall an hour-that’s more than the highest rainfall ever recorded (Holt, Missouri 1947 at 12″) in one hour. Leaf Relief is not only the most effective gutter protection system on the market, it is also the most invisible. Leaf Relief® lays flat and fits snugly on top of your gutter. Leaf Relief’s 25 Year Warranty is your peace of mind that it will keep gutters from overflowing due to internal gutter clogging.