Why Should You Install a Gutter System in Your Home

While many homeowners believe gutters are just an optional part of the home, it’s actually an integral to your home.  Exterior Source discusses why you should properly install a gutter system.  

Gutter System

Gutters And Rain

Most homeowners dislike gutters because they tend to “break” the look of the home’s frontage, but remember – form always follows function. Your home’s gutter system is responsible for diverting water from the roof and into the ground. Without gutters, the rainwater will run down into your home’s exterior walls.

Gutters Protect Your Foundation

Without gutters, rainwater will eventually pool near your home’s foundation, which will then cause long-lasting structural damage. The foundation is the last thing you want to get damage since it will compromise the entire property. If you’re concerned with gutters interrupting the look of your frontage, seamless 1-piece gutter installation, like LeafGuard, will blend into your home’s architecture.

Basement Floods

In the off chance that rainwater fails to pool in your foundation, it will eventually spill into your basement. Leaks may  be the only thing you’ll have to worry about, but when a storm hits, you’re looking at your basement getting flooded.

Installing a gutter system may seem unnecessary, but it plays a big role in protecting your home from extensive water damage. Not only that, it actually helps keep up the appearances of your home! No one wants to look at waterlogged siding, after all.

Exterior source offers professional gutter installation. Count on us to install a seamless gutter system that will act as your home’s first line of defense against water intrusion. Give us a call at (804) 275-5323 for more information on our services.

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