The majority of homeowners know that they need to care for their gutters, but many are unclear on the precise reasons why, or the consequences that could result from failing to maintain them properly. Here at AppleBlossom Energy, we believe that giving homeowners a more complete understanding of just what gutters do helps them to make better decisions regarding their upkeep. In this article, our team will provide a brief overview of just how gutters protect your home.
You probably know that gutters are designed to direct rain away from your home. But can’t your house stand up to a little rain? The short term answer is yes, but for long-term protection, you need gutters. Your gutters limit your home’s exposure to water over an extended period, helping to keep the structure safe from the eroding and damaging effects it can have.
Although it may seem harmless in the moment, believe us at AppleBlossom Energy when we say that water can do a lot of damage over time. If left to linger by your foundations, water can rust metal, rot wood, and erode minerals from concrete. The damp environment that standing water creates is also ideal for mold growth, leading to further structural damage and potential damage to your health. Your gutters protect your home from all of this by diverting the flow of water away from your foundation.
We at AppleBlossom Energy hope that this information has been helpful to you. If your gutters need any kind of attention, don’t hesitate to call our team.