When you are imagining your dream home, not a lot of people picture what kind of rain gutters they would have on their home, or even imagine gutters at all! Although rain gutters do not get a lot of thought, gutters play an important part in the maintenance of your home! Read more to find out why you should have them and why your home could be at risk without gutters.
What are Rain Gutters?
For those who are new to home ownership and may not know a lot about these devices, rain gutters are a channel used to divert water. Usually, they are placed along the edges of your roof and collect the rain water during a storm or downpour. As the water runs down your roof, it falls into the gutter and is redirected through the downspout to some area on the ground. There is a large variety of materials used for rain gutters as well as several different styles depending on how you want them to look on your home and what kind of budget you are working with.
Why Do I Need Rain Gutters?
For most people, purchasing a home is one of the largest investments they will ever make. Installing rain gutters is one way to protect that investment from potential water damage. Without gutters during a storm, the water runs off of your roof and collects near the base of your home. When water collects at the base of your home, you run the risk of water damage to the structure of your home depending on what the material of your home is. Another issue that gutters prevent is water collection in an open patio. When it’s raining and the water is running off the roof into the patio, collecting near the walls and entrances of the home, this can cause issues.
Call Crown Seamless Gutters today for all of your gutter needs! We are a family owned business and have been serving Florida for over 35 years! For any questions regarding what type, how much or anything gutter related, you can visit Crown Seamless Gutters online or call us today!