When you think about a healthy and happy house, you probably don't think about gutters. Most people think that a solid roof equals a great house, or perfect siding equals a perfect house. Or maybe even you think about the foundation of the house as an indicator of how healthy a house is.
But often we forget about the rain gutters.
Gutters are an integral piece of your home's well-being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater - protecting your roof, walls, foundation, and surrounding landscape.
But when not working properly, gutters can actually contribute to problems… such as a leaking roof, rotten siding, shifting foundation, and landscaping that is literally washing away.
It can be easy to forget about your rain gutters; they are out of sight, therefore out of mind.
Or maybe there aren't any gutters installed on your house to begin with.
Without rain gutters, rainwater can start eroding the ground around the foundation of your house, causing potential shifting — which in turn can cause damage to the whole structure of your home, as well as water leaking into your basement. Fortunately, at Scotty's Exteriors we provide custom rain gutter installation, using gutters that are formed on-site, ensuring an exact fit.
For home's that do have gutters, there's a good chance that they need to be maintenance. Rain gutters that don't have proper guards can get filled with dead bugs, dirt, small twigs and leaves, and other debris, which can cause a lot of problems. Clogged gutters also attract rodents, mold, and honeycombs from bee infestations. When gutters get clogged, water can start building up on your roof, and begin seeping into the walls of your home.
Partnered with ArmourGuard, Scotty's Exteriors can install the best gutter guards in the industry, helping reduce debris and essentially eliminate clogs. Beyond that, we can install a variety of gutter heat products to prevent ice dams in the winter.
Contact us at Scotty's Exteriors with questions about your rain gutters today. Let us help you determine what works best for your home to keep it healthy and happy — and water free!