A lot of homeowners want to save as much money as they can when buying, renovating, or updating their home. This often leads to cutting corners, and gutters usually end up on the back burner. Gutters are as important to your home as your front door! They protect your home from many things that you wouldn’t necessarily think.
The biggest thing that gutters protect you from is water damage. Water can be damaging to your roof, foundation, and exterior of your home even if it seeps through the tiniest crack. Though it may start as a small amount of water, over time, it can cause a lot of damage. Water can get under your roof, causing roof and ceiling damage. It can be damaging to the exterior of your siding and can get under it and cause it to rot from the inside out.
Erosion and Flooding
Your foundation sits next to topsoil, which protects your foundation from the elements. If water isn’t diverted away from your home correctly, the topsoil can erode away. This leaves your foundation vulnerable as well as depletes the nutrients from your lawn.
Aside from damage, if water isn’t directed away from your home, it’s so much easier for a flood to occur. Floods are not only inconvenient, they ruin your belongings, are expensive and time consuming to clean up and repair, and the damage that they do is lasting on your home.
Infestations and Mold
Standing water on the ground around your house will not only damage your foundation, it can also serve as a breeding ground for infestations of insects that can make their way into your home. Infestations are not fun to deal with and can even be quite expensive. Mold is the same way – with a damp foundation, cool temperatures and little to no light, mold cultures can easily spread through your foundation and even into your siding and ceilings, if not taken care of properly.
These are just a few of the (albeit, extreme) examples of what not having gutters can really do to your home. The cost of getting gutters is small compared to the many home repairs you will have without them. Don’t worry about damage to your home anymore – here at Werner Roofing, we will answer all your questions and meet all your needs!
For more information about gutters or to receive a free in-home estimate, call Werner Roofing today at (616) 844-5382 or request a free quote online!