Monday, May 7th, 2018 by Jessica Plassman
If you don’t have gutters on your home, you need them asap! Gutters are an important water protection mechanism for your home and without them you could end up with considerable, long-term damage.
Even a mild rain can produce thousands of gallons of water coming off your roof at a time. And, while proper site planning means your land slopes away from your home, over time, water will erode the soil and you’ll end up with pockets of water sitting around or near your foundation.
When water is allowed to pool around your foundation, it will inevitably penetrate deep into the soil and into your foundation. Water in a foundation wall is a recipe for disaster. Not only will your foundation settle because it’s on wet soil, you could end up with mold that’s bad for your health.
Water can also curl up under the eaves of your roof. You do not want water penetrating the edge of your roof. Once it gets in, it’ll flow down inside your wall and it won’t take long to rot the framing.
Gutters are important for protecting your home. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of leaves or other debris clogging them, take the extra step and upgrade to the LeafLock gutter system.
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