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Why Do You Need Gutters

26 October 2020

Why Do You Need Gutters?

Have you ever looked at your gutters and wondered why they’re there. You know they catch the rainfall and channel water through the downspouts. But are they really necessary? Wouldn’t the rain simply roll off your roof and onto the ground anyway? The answer is actually a little more complicated than you think. Gutters play an incredibly important role in protecting many parts of your home from the effects of water damage.

Gutters Prevent Damage to Your Home

Water damage can cause all sorts of problems for your home. Simply put, your home was not designed to be constantly exposed to sitting water. Water that pools at the foundation of your home can lead to cracking, which may compromise the safety and structural integrity of the entire home. Water exposure can also lead to leaking roofs, damaged siding, and landscape erosion. Gutters are designed to prevent these problems.

Gutters Control Where the Water Goes

A light, passing shower may be nothing to be concerned with. But a heavy rainstorm, or simply the cumulative effects of multiple rain showers over the years? The effects add up. Gutters are important not just for preventing damage to your home, but also for controlling where the water goes every time it rains. From the edge of your roofline, water can flow through the downspout that directs the water to flow downhill and away from the house.

Gutters from LeafGuard® of West Michigan

At LeafGuard® of West Michigan, we have years of experience offering gutter replacement services to homeowners throughout the region. We know the importance of a high-performing and well-functioning gutter system, which is why we proudly offer seamless gutters that provide you with just that. For more information on our seamless gutters, contact LeafGuard® of West Michigan today.