How Gutters Protect Your Home [infographic]

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Our team at Accurate Renovation knows you care about your home, and we want to help you do what’s best for it. One of the ways we do that is by providing effective gutter systems. Below, we’ll provide an overview of how gutters protect your home to encourage you to take good care of them.

 How Gutters Protect Your Home

  • Eliminate Standing Water – The main way your gutters protect your home is by eliminating standing water. In other words, they prevent rainwater from pooling in one place for too long, which in turn prevents it from soaking into various parts of your home and damaging them. This effect protects multiple structures, including:
    • Foundation – Your gutters are designed to redirect water far away from your home, which ensures water doesn’t soak into the ground around your foundation. When water pools around your foundation, over time, this key structure will become damaged, so it’s important to make sure your gutters successfully prevent this from happening. 
    • Roof – Gutters also prevent water from pooling on your roof. As rain falls, the water will flow down your roof into your gutter channels, where it will then be directed down the downspouts and away from your home. This prevents water from lingering on the roof, where it could soak into the shingles (or other roof materials) and damage them.
  • Protects Siding – If you didn’t have gutters, rainwater would flow over your roof and down your exterior siding, which would cause damage over time. Your gutters protect your siding by channeling the water into contained downspouts, which ensures your siding will not be exposed to its damaging effects.

If you want to learn more about gutters, we encourage you to give us a call.