We’ve written a lot about not overlooking gutter damage on your home. But what about those who don’t have gutters at all? Believe it or not, some homeowners choose not to have gutters, either because they were told gutters aren’t necessary or they’ve delayed having them installed.
If you don’t currently have gutters on your home, you’re running the risk of facing severe damage in the long run that your roofing shingles weren’t designed to protect you from.
Here are three problems with not having gutters on your home:
Destroyed landscaping and foundation erosion — Gutters direct water and debris away from your foundation and landscaping. Without them, water will pool around your home, wash away delicate landscaping, leave behind a muddy mess, and create some pretty serious erosion issues. On top of that, standing water becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos and other pests.
Damaged exteriors — If rainwater can flow freely without help from a gutter system, walls, windows, siding, and doors will chip, peel, crack and become waterlogged. Next thing you know, water is getting inside your home and no one wants that.
Damage to your house— A strong gutter system is designed to help direct water away from the house. if there is no gutter present, water will continuously drip down the sides of your house causing a myriad of problems such as leaks and flood damage inside the home to rotting wood, mold, decay, and other issues outside the home.
Simply put, a properly installed and maintained gutter system is just as important as a quality roof. The professional roofing contractors at are your go-to specialists for properly inspecting existing gutters and installing new ones.
At , we’ll hop on your roof and provide a thorough inspection of anything that may have been damaged. If everything looks great, we’ll continue to check in periodically. If there is significant enough damage, we will walk you through the next few steps to get started on roof repair and replacement.