When you look at your home or business, the gutters might just be the last thing you notice. What you may not have considered is how important they are to a properly functioning home. When your gutters aren’t in top condition, it can actually create bigger, more costly problems down the road.
- Water Management – Your gutters are your first resource when it comes to water management on the outside of your property, especially during storms. While water runs off your roof to keep the interior of your home or business dry, that water still has to go somewhere once it comes to the end of your roof. Gutters redirect water away from your roof and your home or business to safe locations where it can then be absorbed back into the ground. This level of protection is essential for your property.
- Foundation Protection – If you have ever seen a home or business without properly working gutters, then you know the wall of water that comes straight down from the roof and pounds against the ground and the foundation of the building. And, if you know anything about foundations, once they are damaged, it can be hard to restore them to perfect condition again. Gutters move water away from the foundation so your property is better protected against water damage.
- Roof Protection – Lastly, gutters offer a greater level of protection for your roof. As water comes down your roof, it can eventually run off, affecting the soffit, fascia, and other structural elements of your roof. Gutters move the water away from these structural features so your roof will last longer without damage.
As you can see, maintaining your gutters is an important task, and if you need help at your property with gutter repair, installation or maintenance, our team at Apex Restoration & Roofing is ready to assist you. Call today to learn more!