Why Is Gutter Installation Important?

Apr 6, 2020 | Roofing, Spouting

Gutters are an essential component of every property’s drainage system. Like other parts of your roof, gutters direct rainwater away from the home and help maintain its structural integrity. Whether you need a new gutter installation or a simple repair, here are a few benefits to keep this system in top shape.

Why Is Gutter Installation Important?

1. Prevents Erosion

A drainage system is designed to funnel water away from the home. If the gutters do not guide it through the designated irrigation channels and into the drains, the water will erode the dirt around the property. This destroys your landscaping by washing out your lawn or flower beds. It also destabilizes the soil, making the ground unsafe to walk or build on.

2. Protects the Foundation

If water runs down the side of the house and pools around the base of the building, it will leak into the foundation and cause water damage. Large cracks or gaps in the foundation compromise the structural integrity of the home. Walls can bow outward or flex inward, or the entire building can shift, sending destructive cracks to the roof.

3. Avoids Siding Water Damage

Forgoing gutter installation or poorly maintaining your gutters will allow rainfall to run down the side of your home. Though siding is water-resistant, it cannot withstand constant moisture. Water damage is permanent and with many materials, it cannot be repaired. As a result, investing in high-quality gutters will protect your siding investment.

At Greenawalt Roofing Company, we know how important gutter systems are and we use the same care with our gutter & spouting installation as we do with our quality roofing services. We offer a variety of gutter systems in a variety of colors and materials to complement the look of your home.

All of our gutters and spouting systems are available in 35 different colors to perfectly match the existing theme of your home, or to add an element of bold decoration. We also offer highly durable, very attractive copper gutters that are fabricated on-site for a custom fit that eliminates seams and the possibility for leakage. Call today for your FREE estimate, 717-898-6000.


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