Gutters perform one basic function: to direct rainwater and snowmelt away from a structure. It’s easy to neglect them, but Colorado Roof Toppers understands the benefits of keeping your seamless gutters in top shape.
Here are four good examples of the advantages of properly maintained gutters.
Prevent Costly Repairs
A well-maintained gutter system is not likely to need repairs all the time. Routine upkeep may cost a little money, but that amount can easily fit in your budget. It’s nothing compared to more expensive repairs or even replacement if your gutters develop problems due to neglect.
Prevent Health Threats
Properly maintained gutters drain water immediately, keeping your home dry. Without regular upkeep, your gutters may become clogged with debris, preventing water from draining quickly. Overflowing and punctured gutters are useless, so water may also pool around your home. This is a health risk, as the puddles may become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and bacteria, and the constant presence of moisture encourages mold and mildew growth. To prevent such problems, keep your gutters in good shape with a maintenance routine starting right after gutter installation.
Protect Your Home’s Foundation
A reliable gutter network channels water away from your home, even during heavy rainfall. Without this function, your faulty gutters cannot help your roof, walls and even your home’s foundation, which will be exposed to water for extended periods. Your home may lose its structural integrity once the water has affected the foundation.
Protect Your Home’s Curb Appeal
You’ve probably seen neglected, broken and rusty gutters, or the absence of whole sections of gutter on an old house. Gutters in poor condition are unsightly. Without a fully functional system, your siding or walls, your roof, and even the landscaping and hardscaping around your house will start looking old and unsightly too, because of constant exposure to water.