Nothing can damage a home quite like water can. It can destroy your foundation, rot your home’s supporting structure and lead to mold and mildew growth. In short, water can cause extensive, costly damage to your home. As scary as water damage sounds, there’s one thing that can save your home from serious water damage: properly functioning gutters. Here is what you need to know about protecting your home from water damage.
How gutters work to protect your home
Gutters are responsible for capturing the water that falls onto your roof from rain, snow, sleet or ice. When gutters are functioning properly, water rolls down your roof and into the gutters. The captured water then flows through your gutters and into downspouts, which carry the water a safe distance from your home. Gutter function may seem simple, but it takes the right gutters installed the right way to keep your home safe from water. Your home requires gutters that are properly sized for the size and pitch of your roof and they have to be properly pitched to carry water away from your home. Downspouts must terminate in the right place, or water can flow back toward your home’s foundation. Finally, your gutters must be kept clear of debris and ice so that water can continue to flow through the gutter system.
If your gutters aren’t functioning properly, your home can face several problems, including:
- Water-stained or damaged siding
- Rotting window and door frames
- Water-damaged roof
- Mold and mildew growth in your home
- Damp or flooded basement
- Cracked or deteriorating foundation and
- Flooded or damaged landscaping
Call The Gutterman of TN to protect your home from water damage!
With all of the damage that can be caused by improperly functioning gutters, you want to be sure that your gutters are properly functioning and shuttling water safely away from your home. Scott Brasfield, The Gutterman of TN, can help! Scott has been working in the home improvement industry for 25 years, and he’s specialized in gutters, gutter guards, gutter systems and roofs for more than 14 years. He knows how to fit homes with the right size and pitch of gutters, and he can expertly install your gutter system, whether you are constructing a brand new home, putting on gutters to complement a brand new roof or retrofitting new gutters to your existing roofline. The Gutterman of TN can help protect your home with properly functioning gutters with:
- Complete gutter systems
- Specialty gutters
- Gutter inspections
- Gutter guards
- And more!
Don’t put your home at risk of serious and expensive water damage; make sure your home is equipped with properly functioning gutters! Whether you are building a new home, dealing with deteriorating gutters or if you are seeing signs of water damage around your gutters or in your basement, call The Gutterman of TN! Schedule a consultation today!