Gutter systems are troughs that are fixed to the house, collecting the rain that falls on the roof. The purpose of a gutter is to serve as a channel for water. Through proper slopes to the downspouts, gutters carry rainwater to the ground and far away from your home. Gutters may seem insignificant when compared to other components of a building, but they are far from it. Gutters are crucial to the roofing system, acting as an important long-term investment in your home’s overall infrastructure.
A bad or damaged gutter will ultimately cause gradual destruction to the home’s exterior structure, and interior, if it goes unfixed for too long. Many times, the damage is not noticed until a major issue has developed. Leaking gutters have caused many homeowners headaches and financial loss because of damage to the property and repairs to roofing. Gutters that are not properly directing water away from you home can lead to pooling at the footings or flooding of the basement, causing gradual destruction to your home’s foundation.