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.