FAQs About Guttering
1) Will guttering help prevent foundations problems?
- The expansion and contraction of the soil surrounding your home is the number one reason for slab failure. After a period of rainy weather, the soil around the perimeter expands as is becomes saturated with moisture. A dry, hot summer following the rain can cause the soil to contract and pull away from the foundation. As this cycle repeats, the support foundation can become compromised leading to cracked masonry, as well as sticking doors and windows. A properly designed gutter system keeps the moisture level in the soil consistent, by directing runoff safely away from the house.
2) Will guttering deter damage to my landscaping?
- Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located under the drip line of an unguttered roof can suffer the runoff of a thunderstorm. Additionally, this runoff can result in an over watering condition that could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches, and termites.
3) Will guttering protect the siding, masonry, and other exterior surfaces of my home?
- Rainwater cascading off an unguttered roof will hit the ground with enough force to cause a splash- back. Within this splash-back are dirt, grass, and minerals that end up on the exterior of your home. Over a short period of time, a stain appears that can be difficult to remove or hide.