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.
So far this winter season, the northeastern region of the United States has seen a fair amount of snow (compared to last year). With snow and cold temperatures comes a silent threat disguised as a symbol of winter beauty: icicles hanging from rooftops.