Have you spent a great deal of time cleaning out your rain gutters? Have you noticed homes that don’t seem to have rain gutters? If so, you may wonder why they are necessary. Your rain gutters serve a few basic purposes:
- Preserving your home’s foundation – Over time water can eat away at your home’s foundation. Eventually, this can lead to small cracks or pores that allow water into your home and cause flooding. Rain gutters direct the majority of the water away from your foundation.
- Preserving your landscaping – Rain gutters help direct rain away from falling to heavily on the plants and greenery around the perimeter of your home.
- Preserving your home’s exterior and siding – Without rain gutters, water can get through your home’s siding and cause problems with mold or rot.
But what if you don’t have rain gutters? Are they absolutely necessary? The truth is that it depends on the type of roof you have. If you have a steep slope roof that reaches more than a foot past the side of your home, you may be safe without rain gutters. If you’re your home doesn’t have rain gutters because it was built before they were common, now may be a good time to invest in order to prevent any damage to your home.
Here at Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC, we can provide you with excellent rain gutters that will protect your home and landscaping for many years. Reach out to us today to learn more.