When it comes to the exterior details of a home, a gutter system is something that most homeowners take for granted.
However, at Talbert Gutters, we know that a home’s gutters are actually one of the most important features of your home. Let’s take a look at the importance of a functioning gutter system and the structural dangers that come with not having one installed on your property.
- Pest Problems
A gutter system keeps water from directly hitting the surprisingly delicate exterior of your home. In fact, without a gutter system in place, a home’s trim can grow weak and become susceptible to rodent damage over time.
This exposure not only creates the need for premature roof repairs, but also results in rodent infestations that create a health hazard within a family’s home.
- Foundation Damage
Although your home’s foundation was built to last decades, the truth is that without sufficient gutter protection, constant exposure to rainfall can create a weakened foundation.
This is an irreversible problem that could cost a homeowner thousands of dollars.
If your home has never had gutters, some of the signs of foundation damage to look out for include:
- Bowed walls
- Uneven floors
- Cracks in the foundation
- Constant humidity in the home
- Mold and mildew
- Ruined Exteriors
Exposure to the watery elements can cause damage that goes even beyond the foundation your house rests on. A home’s siding, paint job, and walls can quickly become damaged as a result of direct rainfall.
Although this type of damage can be repaired, it will definitely cost a homeowner more than the cost of a general gutter installation. So, if you know that your home could use a little extra protection, reach out to Talbert Gutters to start the installation planning process.
- Soil Erosion
Gutters move water away from delicate points of your property. Fortunately, this protection also extends to gardens and landscaping that boosts the curb appeal of a home.
Without gutters in place, your soil could receive too much water over the years and wash away the nutrients that your garden needs to thrive. This creates a muddy mess of your soil that makes gardening a difficult and oftentimes fruitless task.
- Water Pools Around Your Property
If water is allowed to pool around areas of your home, you’ll have to rely on natural evaporation to move water off of your property. Not only do these natural pools ruin curb appeal, but they can also become a moisture-filled magnet for mosquitoes and other insects that bring bacteria into your family’s environment.
Protect Your Property Value Today, With Talbert Gutters!
If you are building a home and need seamless gutters or know that it’s time for a gutter replacement, let the experts at Talbert Gutters help you keep your property’s value intact, even during the strongest storms.
Our gutter wedge installation, gutter repairs, and gutter leaf guard services all help to make pushing water away from your home a smooth process with reduced maintenance efforts on your behalf.
Contact us today to learn more about our installation services and how we can get your property on our schedule.