Will Gutters Keep my Basement From Flooding?

Are you weighing the pros and cons of installing gutters this spring? Gutters are a helpful addition to your home because they protect your home from water damage and increase the longevity of your foundation and siding. Gutters will even keep your basement from flooding.

How do gutters keep my basement from flooding?

Gutters have one job: to direct water away from your home. Without gutters, water will collect around your house and lead to thousands of dollars of damage to your home, including your basement. Standing water in your basement is an unpleasant mess to deal with.

Installing gutters is a great way to protect your basement and your family from mold, mildew, and water damage. However, installing gutters isn’t a one-and-done scenario. Most gutters need to be regularly maintained. If you allow debris to collect in the gutters, they won’t be able to do their job.

We recommend installing seamless gutters to keep your basement from flooding because they require much less maintenance than traditional gutters and do not clog as easily since there are fewer seams.

Are gutters really worth it?

If you’ve just finished purchasing a new home, you likely aren’t looking for ways to spend more money. Gutters may seem like something you can save until later but installing them as soon as you move in will end up saving you money in the long run. It’s much cheaper to install gutters now and take preventive measures for your home rather than deal with the countless, expensive repairs down the road.

Not only do gutters keep your basement from flooding, they also:

  • Protect your home’s foundation
  • Ward off mold and mildew growth
  • Keep mosquitos and other infestations away
  • Prevent your siding from rotting

Call Good to Go Gutters Today!

Installing gutters is the first step to protecting your basement, but if they are not installed correctly, they won’t be able to do their job. It’s important to have your gutters and downspouts installed professionally to avoid costly mistakes.

Give us a call and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process and provide you with a free estimate! We guarantee, “no sag, no leak as long as you live in your home.”