Is your home's current gutter system not getting the job done? Maybe you've had to patch a leak or deal with a clog in recent years or you've otherwise noted that water is not making it far enough away from your home's foundation. Here are just some of the reasons why you might want to install new gutters this summer to protect your home and avoid future issues.
You Need to Protect New Landscaping
Summer is a popular time to do some landscaping. Maybe you are adding some mulch and some new greenery around your house. If you know you've had issues with water runoff in the recent past, you need to make sure any new landscaping is protected from water coming off of the roof or all of the work you are about to do will be kind of pointless. A new gutter and downspout system will take the water runoff far away from your house and your new landscaping or hardscaping investment.
Avoid Water Issues in the Basement
If your old gutters clog easily, you might have water dripping down directly to the foundation of your house. If your basement is not waterproof, this will result in moisture or even a lot of water making it into the basement or the crawlspace in the event of a big storm. An investment in new gutters can go a long way toward protecting your basement interior and helping you avoid a costly cleanup bill for water damage in the future.
Lower Future Maintenance Needs
New gutters can be installed with additional features to make future maintenance a breeze. You could install seamless gutters to make it less likely that any leaves or twigs will get caught and start forming a clog. You could put leaf guards all along the new gutters to hopefully keep debris out altogether while letting water in. This will hopefully result in fewer maintenance or repair headaches in the years to come.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
If your old gutters look old, a new system could help with your curb appeal. It's possible to get gutters crafted from various different materials and get the design you want in a color that is a perfect match for the rest of your house. No one really goes out of their way to admire what someone's gutters look like but gutters that blend in or add to the overall aesthetic will leave your curb appeal better off when all is said and done.
Contact a local gutter service to learn more.