Have you ever paid attention to your gutters? Do you know why you have gutters on your home? Many homeowners understand gutters are important, but few know why gutters are important. Unfortunately, when homeowners don’t understand the importance of one of the many systems in their homes, they tend to let maintenance go down the drain. Fortunately, you don’t have to do the same. Keep reading to understand the importance of your gutters.
What Are Gutters?
Your gutters are the white, square, hollow metal pipes that run along your rooftop. In many instances, they are connected to a long pipe that runs down the side of your home. This unique system of pipes works like your plumbing system in your home by allowing water to flow from your home. However, your gutter system works in conjunction with your roof to ensure water, ice, and snow doesn’t damage your roof or your foundation.
How Do Gutters Affect Your Home?
With a properly working gutter system, precipitation will flow away from your home. As such, you won’t have to worry about water washing away the soil surrounding your foundation. Without gutters, water would accumulate around the foundation of your home and increase the chances of flooding your basement or cracking your foundation.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Gutters?
To ensure that your gutters work as they should, you must maintain them. Maintaining your gutters consist of much more than simply removing debris, such as leaves and pine straw. You should also have them checked by a professional at least twice a year.
A contractor can ensure that your gutters aren’t cracked or clogged, which could prevent water from flowing away from your roof. Additionally, a professional can help you determine when your gutters need to be replaced so that you aren’t at risk of damaging your home.
At The Construction Group, we want to make sure your home is the best it can be, which includes gutter maintenance. Before the severe winter weather begins, make sure your gutters are working as they should be having them assessed. Give us a call to make an appointment today.