Many homeowners are uninformed about just how important gutters are for a home. If you want to avoid costly and inconvenient repairs on your home, having gutters that fit and work properly are necessary. If gutters are damaged, leaking, clogged, or broken in any areas, the damage that it can cause to your home can affect your doors, drywall, windows, roofing, and foundation. At Superior Home Improvements of Winchester and Lexington, Kentucky, we want to show you the importance of having proper gutters on your home.
What do gutters do?
The main role of gutters in a home is to channel water away from the base of your home with the use of a system of pipes. In addition to protecting the base of your home, gutters also function to keep water from directly hitting the siding of your home, windows, decks, and flowerbeds. The main goal of gutters is to keep water away from your home to prevent damage.
Woes of Damaged Gutters
Now that you know the basic function of your gutters, it is important to know how detrimental damaged or improperly functioning gutters can be to your home. Damaged or clogged gutters can lead to problems with your foundation, drywall, siding, flowerbeds, and a range of other areas. When gutters are clogged, damaged, or not draining properly, water can collect at the base of your home, hit the siding of your home directly, lead to standing water, drown flowerbeds, and lead to fire hazards. When water collects around the base of your home, it can potentially get inside your foundation, causing massive structural damage. When water gets into the siding of your home, drywall and wood can get water damage which can lead to mold, mildew, and a weakened structure. Standing water near your home is the number one way to acquire a mosquito infestation in your home, which is an annoying and expensive problem to correct. Gutters can also be a fire hazard is they are not cleared of leaves and debris with regularity.
If you have gutters on your house, maintenance should be performed at least twice a year to ensure that everything is functioning properly and that nothing is reaching the point of repair.
Gutters that are not properly installed can also cause huge issues for a homeowner. If your gutters are holding standing water, leaking into your home, or allowing water to accumulate near the base of your home, it is time for maintenance to be performed. To avoid any high-cost repairs, action should be taken quickly after you notice an issue. Fortunately, Superior Home Improvements, serving the greater Lexington area, is here to help. If you have any concerns about your gutters, their proper installation, or just need routine maintenance, our team of experienced professionals can help you with all your needs. Contact Superior Home Improvements today! With an A+ rating from the BBB and as a member of Angie’s List, we can assure you that our services will meet all your standards.