6 Problems Gutters Could Have Prevented
Gutters on the roof are an essential part of your home. If your home doesn’t have gutters on the roof, there might not be damage at first, but over time damage to your home can occur in a number of ways, especially when trying to protect your home from storm damage. Install gutters on your home to prevent these six problems from happening to your home.
1. Flooded Basement
A basement flood can pose a real problem to homeowners. If you don’t have gutters on your roof, your home is more susceptible to flooding from storm water. If you find your basement filled with a few inches of water, it’s important to clean it up right away. However, sometimes the problems from a flooded basement aren’t immediately obvious. If water is left in your basement, it’s possible that you could be faced with mold growth or other forms of water damage. Is there water in your basement? Take care of it immediately to avoid foundation damage, mold, and other unpleasant effects of water damage.
2. Mold Growth
Water that enters your home because of a lack of gutters on your roof can eventually lead to mold. It’s easier to take care of the problem initially before mold remediation is necessary. When your home doesn’t have gutters, it allows water to seep through your basement windows, damage the foundation and slip through these cracks. If you want to avoid this problem, install gutters to protect against mold growth.
3. Foundation Damage
The foundation of your home is strong and sturdy, but even it can’t withstand the damage of water exposure. Gutters are used to direct water away from the home, rather than rest against it. Over time, water that falls from the roof can rest against the house instead of running down the lawn can cause cracks and do damage to the foundation of your home. Even worse, that water can get into cracks, freeze, and make the cracks even bigger.
4. Mosquito Infestation
When done right, gutters will lead water away from the foundation of your home to grass, a garden, or other areas where it can be easily absorbed. When it collects under your roof, it can create standing water, which means it’s the perfect place for mosquitoes and other unwanted insects to breed. Prevent these standing water breeding spots from appearing in your yard, especially close to your home by adding gutters to your home.
Those who don’t have rain gutters on their home may have started to notice a line running parallel to the foundation of your home in the soil. The soil protects your home, especially the foundation. If it is eroded over time, your foundation will have a greater chance of being damaged. Protect the soil around your home against erosion with rain gutters.
6. Siding Damage
The damage done to your home can not only cause damage to your home, but it can affect the appearance of your home, too. Depending on what type of siding you have on your home, the lack of gutters may lead to staining, paint damage, or rotting. Gutters around your home will help prevent this from happening, directing water away rather than allowing it to fall along the sides.
Avoid these six damages to your home with rain gutters. While it may be a simple fix to your home, it will make a big difference in protecting against these problems. Make the changes necessary to your home, maintaining and keeping your gutters in good shape to protect your foundation. If you ever find your home has water damage, contact us! We can help reconstruct your home and get your home back to normal.