Most homeowners understand that they need gutters. But many don’t understand just how important their gutter system’s role is to the overall structural health of their home. Without a quality gutter system you could be opening up your home to dangerous water damage from top to bottom.
Your gutter system is designed to collect rainwater that runs down from your roof and direct it down your downspouts and away from your home’s foundation. It seems like a simple process, but problems can quickly arise if the process is interrupted. If your gutters are clogged, damaged, or sagging, a portion of that water can be directed back up and under your roof deck, seeping into your home’s walls, or pooling around your foundation. That water can do significant damage to your home, causing stains on interior walls, mold and mildew in the attic, and, in rare cases, electrical fires. It can even cause erosion in your foundation, which is a costly fix.
A quality, durable gutter system helps to prevent dangerous water damage, especially if the system features gutter protection. Gutter protection systems are designed to eliminate clogs by preventing leaves, twigs, and other debris from building up in your gutter troughs. The combination of durable gutters and a gutter protection system will keep rainwater flowing freely down and away from your home, without forcing you climb up to scrape the muck out of your gutters every few months.
The 2016 hurricane system is expected to be an active one. And while Massachusetts may not be a frequent target for hurricanes, we are certainly no strangers to the high winds and driving rains that accompany tropical storms. If you’re gutters aren’t designed to handle the flow of water you could be in for some serious structural damage. Hi-Tech’s gutter professionals can help by installing quality seamless gutters that stand the test of time, and move water efficiently away from your home.
Call us toll free at (800) 851-0900 to find out more or for a free gutter estimate.