The Importance of Good Gutters
If you want to protect your home from water damage, it’s vital that your home is equipped with high-quality gutters. Old, deteriorated gutters can leave your home vulnerable to all sorts of water damage.
Preserving Your Foundation
Your home’s foundation is vitally important. Once the foundation starts to deteriorate, the rest of the home can encounter problems too.
High-quality gutters are a key component in protecting your homes foundation. Gutters will collect any water which falls onto your roof, and then direct that water out away from the base of your house, protecting your foundation in the process.
Foundations which experience a great deal of water exposure will deteriorate quickly. This is because water has a way of working its way into the concrete and compromising its structural integrity, causing cracks, mold and general weakness.
The gutter replacement specialists with Olson will assess your existing gutters, and make any replacements which might be needed to reduce foundation damage.
Keeping Your Basement Dry
Just as water from your roof can fall down and cause structural damage to your foundation, it can also seep into the soil around your house and work its way into your basement. If your basement is not sufficiently waterproofed, this can cause substantial flooding, resulting in the damage of your basement itself and all of the possessions which may be kept in it.
A system of high-quality gutters will not entirely eliminate the chances of basement flooding, or seepage but they can greatly reduce those chances. With a system of gutters in place, any water which hits your roof will be redirected to a spot that is significantly away from the base of your house, and thus far away from your basement.
If you’re concerned about the functionality of your gutters, the gutter replacement experts at Olson can help. First, we’ll inspect your current gutters. Then, if need be, we’ll replace them with new models.
Preventing Structural Damage to Your Roof
In some cases, gutters will become damaged and clogged, resulting in pools of water on your homes roof. This is a problem because there’s nothing more damaging to a roof than sitting or pooling water.
The longer water sits on a roof, the better chance it has of causing structural damage. If a roof suffers structural damage, you are going to have a big expensive repair project on your hands.
If you find that your gutters are clogging, and your roof has water pooling, you would be wise to contact the gutter replacement services provided by Olson. We will have your old, inefficient gutters replaced with new, effective ones in no time!