Rain gutters tend to be invisible work horses of your home. They perform an important function, directing rain water away from your home, but most of the time you don’t even realize that they are there.
If you have never really thought about whether your house had a gutter system before, it is probably time to really look up there and notice, especially if you have been experiencing water damage in your home and you don’t know why.
If you notice that you don’t have rain gutters and you haven’t noticed any water problems in your home, you may be wondering if you really need rain gutters.
Gutters vs. No Gutters. Here is what you need to know.
First of all, not every home needs a gutter system. If you live in an arid climate and don’t experience periods of heavy rain, then it might not be necessary. But if you live in Western Kentucky, you most likely need a good rain gutter system to collect the storm water that lands on the roof and direct it away from the house to prevent damage to the structure of your home.
Why Are Rain Gutters So Important?
Besides protecting the roof and the overall structure of your home, rain gutters also prevent soil erosion and protects your garden beds. With the rain gutters, the rain will just flow off your roof, washing away soil each time it rains causing soil erosion. And if you have garden beds built next to your home, the soil erosion will cause puddling of water to drown your plants and flowers.
Soil erosion is serious business. It can also cause your foundation to settle leading to uneven floors and cracked walls and cracks in the chimney.
If you get a lot of basement flooding and have rotting siding on your home, these also could be signs that you don’t have gutters and you should or you have gutters that are clogged or damaged.
Maintaining Your Rain Gutters Is Also Important
Maintaining your rain gutters is also important. For them to work properly, you need to keep the gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and debris and this takes regular maintenance. Either you have to climb the ladder and do it yourself or you need to hire a professional gutter cleaning company like Gutter Boyz of Kentucky to do it for you. The rule of thumb is to clean your gutters at least twice a year, but more if you have a lot of trees hanging over your house or you live in an area that experiences a lot of storms.
Think You Need Gutters, Now What?
Gutter Boyz of Kentucky is here to help you with all of your gutter needs. From new gutter installation to repairs, gutter cleaning and gutter guards, Gutter Boyz of Kentucky can do it all. We serve most of Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois. If you are ready for the gutter experts to help you, contact us for a FREE ESTIMATE today. You can reach us by calling (270) 906-3055 or CLICK HERE to contact us today!