1. They keep your foundation from cracking.
Rain gutters channel water away from the foundation of your home. Without rain gutters – or if they are improperly installed or clogged – you will get water pooling around your home. The water can flow into the space between the soil and the foundation and cause the ground to swell. That swelling can crack the foundation. The water can also wash out silt from below the foundation and cause it to sag.
Foundation repair can cost upwards of $10,000 depending on the size of your home. Rain gutters are an affordable investment to avoid foundation cracks.
2. Gutters keep your flower beds from flooding.
If your rain gutters are not working properly, the water will spill off of the roof and onto the landscaping. With enough water and enough time, it could wash away your grass, plants, flowers, and soil.
It is worthwhile to install rain gutters anywhere on your roof where you want to protect your landscaping.
3. Rain gutters keep snowmelt from freezing on your driveways and sidewalks.
Your house generates heat in the winter, heat that will eventually melt the snow on your roof. That snowmelt should be channeled away from your house by rain gutters. But if they aren’t working properly, the water will pour on your sidewalks and driveway by the roof. Then it will freeze into ice – causing a safety hazard.
To avoid layers of ice under your roof on your sidewalks and driveway, make sure your rain gutters are working right.
4. They keep water from damaging your stucco.
Without rain gutters or with malfunctioning rain gutters, rain can get behind the stucco surface of exterior walls. The water can damage the stucco, especially if it freezes and thaws repeatedly. It can cost anywhere from $500-$2,000 and up to repair.
Professionally-installed gutters will keep the water away from your stucco and put it where it belongs – away from your home.
5. Gutters protect your siding.
Just like stucco, siding can deteriorate if water gets between it and the house. As moisture accumulates, it can lead to water damage, mold growth, and possibly structural damage.
Gutters will protect your siding just like they will protect your stucco.
Get Rain Gutters to Protect Your Home
Rain gutters protect your home – but they have to be installed right and they have to be maintained. If you need rain gutter installation or maintenance in Provo, Sandy, Layton, or anywhere in between, please give us a call at (801) 676-1048 or fill out our secure contact form. We are here to help with all of your Utah gutter needs.