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What Makes My Gutters So Important?

When it comes to the things that are important for your home, you can probably name a few of the structures right away. Things like your foundation, roofing and windows are all important for keeping your home in good working shape. However, there are other components that are important as well, like your gutters. Gutters are important for your home for many reasons, including:

  • Protects the Foundation. One of the most important roles of your gutters is to protect the foundation. Gutters work to channel the water collected from your roof together and shuttle it away from the foundation of your home.
  • Prevents Flooding of Sub-level Rooms. Because well-planned gutters work to keep water away from the foundation, they also are a flooding prevention. Without gutters, water collects near the foundation, causing flooding in basements and rooms below ground level. It also causes foundation walls to bend inward.
  • Better for Landscaping. Landscaping can be expensive, and having your landscaping ruined by a waterfall of falling rainwater from your roofline is costly. Gutters can be designed to shuttle water where you want, while also protecting the landscaping.
  • Protects Exterior Cladding. Whether you have your home cladded in wood, siding or other material, gutters help to keep these materials dry when it rains. This means you don’t need to worry about issues like water staining, damages or other issues.

These are just some of the many reasons why your gutters are important for the protection of your home. To learn more, please contact us today at AppleBlossom Energy!