There are three main reasons why you may need rain gutters for your house.
- Foundation Problems
- The expansion and contraction of soil around your house could eventually cause a foundation problem. Rainfall runs off of your roof and collects near your house causing the soil to become saturated with water. When it dries, the mud contracts, pulling away from the foundation. As this cycle repeats over time, a foundation problem may occur. A properly designed gutter system helps to keep the soil around your house at a consistent moisture level by directing run off water away from the house.
- Staining of Masonry and Siding
- Rainwater cascading off of your roof will hit the ground with enough force to cause a splashback. Dirt, grass and minerals around your home are splashed up onto the exterior of your home and will cause stains that are difficult if not impossible to remove.
- Damage to Landscaping
- Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located near your house, under the drip line from your roof, can suffer damage from rainwater run off. Additionally, the run off will collect near these plants causing an over-watering situation which could lead to development of fungus, attraction of ants, roaches and termites.
A properly fitted and installed gutter system from Top Notch Gutters can help to reduce or eliminate all of the problems mentioned above.