3 Ways Gutter Installation Protects Your Home
High-quality gutters aren’t just a nice 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 actually designed to provide protection for 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
Though gutters are designed to protect the structural and exterior components of your home, they provide another significant benefit: protection against landscaping damage and soil erosion.
Properly 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, which can result in further deterioration of your home exterior and even pest infestations. 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.
Ready to Discuss Your Gutter Installation Options? Contact Eastern Roofing & Siding
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.