What’s your gutter got to do with your roof? A lot! Gutters protect your roof, house, and yard from water damage.
A little water never hurt anyone. Right? Well, if it’s your roof, it might be if your gutters aren’t in good shape. No matter how gently rain falls onto the roof, it will build up if it has nowhere to go. Built-up water can damage your roof, foundation, and even your yard. Gutters protect your roof and home.
How Gutters Protect Your Roof and Home
Gutters play a vital role in your home’s health and safety. They are responsible for your roof’s water management. When it rains, gutters direct rainwater off the roof and safely away from the house. Without it, water could stagnate on your roof, making your home vulnerable to rotting, rusting, and other damage.
Standing water is one of the most dangerous things. Shingles, by design, shed water and protect against rain and snow. But the longer you have standing water on them, the more likely it will lead to a roof leak.
Keep Water from the Foundation
Rain gutters and downspouts prevent water from settling around the foundation or basement, weakening everything that supports your home’s structure or causing a flood.
Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams are a potential hazard for homes and can cause the same damaging effects as standing water on your roof. Ice dams form when warm air rises from your heated home, melting the snow on the roof. The melted water runs down the roof and freezes again as it reaches colder outer shingles forming ice dams. Gutters direct melted water appropriately.
Gutters that safely manage rainwater do more than protect your house. They also preserve your yard. Properly functioning gutters and downspouts control runoff safely. Otherwise, rainwater would cut pathways through your yard, creating ditches, pooling in low-lying areas even killing lanes, flowers, and other vegetation.
Gutters are Roof Defenders
When in good condition, gutters do much to defend your roof and home from water damage. Gutters are defenders for your roof, house, and yard.
Having roof trouble? Need a roof replacement or repair? Call the team at Perry Roofing Company. We have the resources and knowledge to install a quality roof with an outstanding warranty. Call today. 479.306.4327