While there are so many good reasons you should invest in gutters, there are five reasons in particular that we believe will provide value to your home.
Gutters keep water from pouring down like a waterfall.
Rain is a refreshing change in climate for the dry, Texas seasons, but it isn’t necessarily the easiest to deal with when you have no gutters. Having a sheet of rain pour off your roof like a waterfall creates inconveniences that are enough to nag at you. Any small task like bringing groceries in from the car or welcoming guests inside after they’ve just walked through a sheet of rain can become major hassles.
Gutters keep the water from destroying your yard.
What’s worse than small inconveniences like getting wet is not being able to grow grass around the perimeter of your house because of the bare areas where rain pours. This usually is the biggest reason for standing water around the house, which, as you probably well know is the biggest reason for damaged lawns, gardens, and even foundations. Having a proper gutter system where the downpour can be redirected to a better runoff spot will protect much more than meets the eye.
Gutters keep the backsplash off the vinyl siding and prevent mildew issues.
If we all know one thing about Texas soil, it’s that clay stains well. When the clay splashes back onto your home’s siding, it can stain the bottoms of the sides of your home. Additionally, the downpour of rain can splash off the ground and back onto your home’s siding, causing major mildew issues, which, down the line, could cause rot. If you don’t experience mildew problems, you’ll more than likely need to pressure wash your house way more often than is necessary.
Gutters prevent basement flooding.
Standing water is a Texas homeowner’s worse nightmare. Not only will it erode your yard and create landscaping issues, but it can also cause much costlier damage like basement flooding.
Gutters prevent foundation damage.
Furthermore, standing water has the biggest potential to cause foundation cracks and damage. When your yard floods and maintains standing water, once the soil dries, it cracks and causes voids around your home’s foundation. This is a perfect storm for homes settling and foundations cracking. The best way to prevent this is to make sure you prevent staining water altogether.
To discuss the prospect of gutters for your home, call Siding & More Construction Company at 972-371-0889. Ask for a free quote today!