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6 Ways Gutter Installation Protects Your Home

High-quality gutters aren’t just an excellent addition to your home exterior; they’re an essential protective measure in precipitation-prone climates. And in the Twin Cities, where we see everything from torrential summer downpours to multiple inches of snow and ice throughout the winter, every home should have them. The gutter installation experts at Eastern Roofing & Siding explain why below.

Gutters Protect Your Foundation Against Water Damage

Although gutters are attached to the roof of your house, they’re designed to protect your home’s foundation. When it rains, snows, or hails, it’s gutters that collect the runoff from your roof and direct safely away from the structural components of your home.

And because water is the most common culprit behind moderate to severe foundation damage,  gutter installation should never be an afterthought — quality gutters are non-negotiable.

Gutters Help Prevent Landscaping Damage

Gutters’ primary purpose is to protect your home's structural and exterior components; they provide another significant benefit: protection against landscaping damage and soil erosion.

Correctly installed downspouts direct roof runoff away from your painstakingly installed landscaping, which saves flowerbeds, shrubbery, and even gardens from washout.

Though severe storms come with an inherent risk of mild to moderate yard damage, gutter installation helps mitigate the property-damaging effects of heavy rainfall.

Gutters Provide Protection Against Siding Damage

Without gutters, rainwater runoff falls directly off the edges of your roof, which can negatively impact your siding, causing premature deterioration. This is especially true if your home features wood siding since wood is more prone to moisture intrusion and rotting than other building materials.

Worse, when wood gets wet and begins to rot, it becomes a hotbed for insects, resulting in further deterioration of your home exterior. To protect your home against these potential threats, gutter installation is critical. And, for an extra layer of protection against gutter clogs that can result in overflow and leaks, installing gutter leaf protection is never a bad idea.

Gutters Prevent Mold Growth

The recipe for mold is simple: add a dash of moisture in a given place long enough, and there you have it!

Only, mold isn’t a delicious treat – it's a nuisance as well as being potentially harmful. Mold will have the perfect place to grow on your roof and in your siding if you lack an appropriate gutter system.

Gutters will direct most of the moisture from storms away from areas of your exterior most susceptible to mold growth, leaving it dry and undamaged.

Gutters Offer Pest Prevention

Pests like mosquitoes, flies, and other insects survive on nearby water like lakes and wetlands, as they use these bodies of water to live and breed. However, they do not need a designated body of water to live out their lives. Stagnant water as small as puddles provides a good place for these pests.

Without gutters directing water away from your home, pools perfect for pests will show up all over your property. A proper gutter installation will keep these random puddles away, and the mosquito bites off your skin!

Gutters Help Protect Your Roofing

You will undoubtedly see shingle damage far earlier without a proper gutter installation than you would without it. Rainwater will find even valleys on your roof where it will sit.

Standing water will seep under your shingles, causing them to dent and split. Additionally, this standing water will also cause damage to the underlayment of your roof. Gutters keep the moisture off the top, preventing the amount of water able to hide on the peak of your home.

Contact Eastern Roofing & Siding for Gutter Installation

If you’re in the market for new or replacement gutters, it’s time to get in touch with our team at Eastern Roofing & Siding. For over 25 years, we’ve proudly served homeowners throughout Woodbury, Cottage Grove, and Inver Grove Heights, so when you need quality gutter installation from a customer-service-focused team, make us your first call.

To learn more about your gutter options or request a free estimate, give our team a call today at 651-238-1313 or send us a message via our contact form, and a member of our team will be in contact with you promptly.

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