Gutters protect your home and roof from water damage. If a gutter works properly, it traps water and directs it away from your roof and your home’s foundation through downspouts. If gutters become clogged or develop leaks, standing water can damage your home.
Traditional gutters are prone to leaks at the seam points, which makes them unreliable. Fortunately, many roofing and gutter companies now offer seamless gutters which have seams only at inside and outside corners. Most seamless gutters are made of aluminum, steel, or copper and have a warranty of up to five years. They also come in a variety of colors to match any home or commercial building décor. Here are some reasons we recommend seamless gutters to all of our residential and commercial customers.
Prevents Water in Basements
Clogged or leaking gutters can lead to standing water that gathers around the foundation and in the basement of buildings. Not only does water in the basement damage your property, but it can also damage the foundation of the home or building itself, leading to tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. Seamless gutters direct water away from the foundation, preventing damaging standing water.
Prevents Siding and Trim Damage
When water leaks out of gutters or overflows from clogged gutters, it can damage the siding and trim of your home. Water leads to mold, mildew, and rotting of clapboard materials. During Maine’s wet seasons, it can be a real problem if you don’t have effective seamless gutters to properly drain and carry water a safe distance from your property.
Prevents Soil Erosion
Improper water drainage on your property leads to soil erosion. If this is allowed to occur, you could be faced with thousands of dollars in damage to your home and landscaping as well as neighboring properties. Having seamless gutters installed by a professional roofer in Maine prevents the water flow issues that can lead to dangerous soil erosion.
Do you still have seamed gutters on your home? Have you noticed that water is not draining properly or is gathering at your home or commercial building foundation? If so, don’t wait until the problem turns into an emergency. Our knowledgeable team at Horch Roofing installs thousands of feet of seamless gutters every year and is happy to provide a free estimate. If you’d like more information, please visit our website today.