Do Seamless Gutters Extend the Life of Your Siding?

Seamless gutters are a smart addition to your home because gutters protect your home’s siding. If taken care of properly, your siding will last decades. Installing seamless gutters is a great way to increase the longevity of your siding.

How do gutters protect your siding?

Gutters direct water away from your home. Water can be very damaging to your siding. If rainwater runs along the siding of your house it can cause rot, deterioration, or mold. Gutters are an excellent way to prevent all of these things. As your siding gets water-logged, it will begin to pull away from your house and will cause further damage to your home.  

Too much water on your siding can lead to paint damage and staining as well. This decreases the curb appeal of your home and creates more work for you.

What else do gutters protect?

While protecting your home’s foundation is a huge deal, gutters do much more than that!

  • They protect your basement from flooding. Again, because gutters guide water away from the house, rainwater doesn’t stand a chance of getting into your basement. Trust us, you don’t want to deal with water damage to your basement walls, floor, and furniture!
  • They prevent mold and mildew growth. If your foundation (or siding) sits damp for too long or has too much exposure to water, mold and mildew will start to grow.
  • They keep mosquitos and other infestations away. Gutters, and specially downspouts, direct the water away from your house to your grass or garden where the water can be readily absorbed. Mosquitos and other insects love standing water. Don’t let you home be a breeding ground!
  • They prevent erosion. The soil around your home protects the foundation from damage. If the soil gets too much water exposure, it will gradually wear away and your foundation will become exposed and damaged.

Are your gutters working properly?

Installing gutters is the first step to protecting your home’s siding, but if they are not installed correctly, they won’t be able to do their job. It’s important to have your gutters installed professionally to avoid these costly mistakes. It’s also important to regularly clean out debris from your gutters. Installing seamless gutters is a viable option because they require less maintenance.

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Don’t let your house get damaged! Install gutters today so that your home can be lasting and beautiful for years to come!