Guttering used to direct water from your roof and away from your home’s foundation. Directing water is for the benefit of your roof, your brick and siding, your foundation, and your landscaping. Every home is unique therefore Alpine Roofing Construction will tailor a design a solution for your gutters to ensure their effectiveness. Improper rainwater drainage can lead to structural damage as well as leaks into the interior of your home. Without direction, rainwater falls unhindered, directly to the ground, which causes backsplash. Backsplash of mud and soil leads to staining on the brick, siding, or stucco of your home. Another reason to add gutters to your home is for the protection of the fascia around the top of the home. Just below your roof line, you have wood that surrounds the home perimeter and this wood may tend to rot much faster if there is water pouring directly onto it. The rain gutter system will keep the water flowing in one position and the drainage will run strictly toward the downspouts that have been added
Most importantly, improperly diverted rainwater can lead to soil erosion around your home. This can cause soil build-up, which directs water back toward your foundation that eventually leads to foundation problems. If you already have foundation issues, guttering will not fix the problem. However, adding gutters to your home after you’ve made repairs will aid in keeping costly foundation problems from returning. In fact, your foundation will likely recommend gutter installation after they’ve fixed foundation problems.
Ask about gutter guards when we install your new seamless guttering.
Debris from trees can block your gutters to the point that water is flooding over, you can end up having issues with rot on your roofing. Flooded Guttering can cause water to be pushed up into your roof. Ask us about gutter guards when we install your new seamless guttering.
Keep Out Pests
Clogged up gutters can be a haven for pests including birds to mosquitoes.
Damage to Fascia
The fascia is that board that runs right behind your gutter. Overflowing water can damage this important component of your gutter system.
Cracks in Foundation
If water overflows and pools along your home’s foundation, it can end up freezing, which can cause it to expand and generate cracks in your foundation. It can also cause your foundations to be washed out and eroded.
Call Alpine Roofing Construction today for a guttering quote (214) 528-9897