4 Reasons You Should Consider Replacing Your Rain Gutters
If your rain gutters have never been upgraded and they are beginning to look a bit scraggly, you may want to consider replacing them. Here’s why:
Interior Flooding Can Be Prevented.
With rain gutters that have been properly installed and are in good shape, you can rest assured that water can be safely diverted away from the home. This helps to prevent flooding in the basement and other lower parts of the home, which can often lead to extremely expensive repairs.
Fascia Board Will Be Less Likely to Rot.
Fascia boards are an important part of your home, as it protects the house itself from severe weather. Fascia boards essentially act as a protective barrier and also keeps rodents from entering your home through the gaps that are found between the roof and the wall. When rain gutters overfill or are unable to drain properly, the excess water can damage the fascia boards, resulting in the need for replacement, which can be time-consuming and costly. Properly-installed and adequately-working rain gutters help to ensure that fascia looks great and continues protecting the home.
Landscape Erosion Can Be Prevented.
Landscaping is a huge investment and does wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Sadly, all the hard work, time and effort put into creating a beautiful landscape can quickly be destroyed if your home’s rain gutters are not in good shape and are not functioning properly. When rain gutters become clogged, they can send rushing water to your landscape, knocking over any shrubs and plants in the way. Eventually, the excess water can cause the erosion of soil and create dips in the yard.
Driveways Are Less Likely to Bow.
Rain gutters that have not been maintained over the years can result in the puddling of water on the driveway and sidewalk. These puddles of water can eventually cause the concrete to break down. This results in cracks in the driveway and sidewalks, and can lead to the bowing of the surface.
If you aren’t sure whether or not your rain gutters need to be replaced, contact the professionals here at C & K Roofing. We can come out and take a look for you to help you determine your needs.