Why Gutters Are Important for Your Home
Cleaning the gutters is usually at the bottom of most homeowners’ chore list. However, procrastinating on this task could negatively affect your home. There are many reasons why gutters are important, so ensuring they are clean and functioning correctly might matter more than you think. Here’s why gutters are an essential component of home drainage systems:
- Water Drainage
- Mold Prevention
- Erosion Control
Downspout and gutter systems are used to direct water away from the house. They channel water through the downspouts out and away from the home to prevent water from collecting around the foundation. However, if gutters aren’t cleaned out, the water has nowhere to drain. As a result, the water will start pooling in the gutters and around your home’s foundation. This can lead to water damage and other issues, potentially compromising your home’s structural integrity.
One of the most important aspects of gutters, along with water drainage, is preventing mold. Too much moisture buildup leads to nasty mold and mildew growth, something you don’t want in your home. A functioning gutter and downspout system is essential to prevent excess moisture, keeping mold and mildew at bay. Without gutters, water would collect around the house and the roof, causing mold, mildew growth, and water damage.
Without gutters, there would be nothing to keep the soil from eroding around the bottom of your home. However, gutters can also lead to soil erosion if they aren’t installed correctly or properly maintained. Gutters are important for keeping water away from the foundation, but you don’t want to end up with erosion issues because they’re clogged or if the downspouts are too short. Gutter systems with longer downspouts that divert the water further away from the home can help with erosion control.
We Can Help Repair or Replace Your Gutters
At Managed Services Group, we offer full-service gutter solutions in Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia. Prevent mold growth, water damage, and potentially more serious issues down the line by repairing or replacing your gutters. Reach out today to speak to one of our experts and receive a free quote!
Since 2008, Managed Services Group has provided comprehensive moisture control and basement waterproofing services to homeowners throughout the Greater Richmond area. As a licensed and insured Class A contractor, we have the experience and knowledge to back up our passion for home improvement. Give us a call today at 804-972-3007 (434-299-9382 for Charlottesville) for a free estimate. We’ll schedule an inspection with you, make a recommendation, and, in most cases, give you an estimate right on the spot.