Why You Need Gutter Protection

Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Gutter Protection System:

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The expansion and contraction of the soils around your home is the number one contributing factor to slab failure.

After a period of rainy weather, the soils around a home become saturated with moisture and start to expand.

As the soils dry they contract. With this repeating cycle, support to the foundation can be compromised leading to cracked foundations and masonry.

Staining of Masonry and Siding
Rainwater cascading off an un-guttered 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.

Damage to Landscaping
Plants, flowers, mulch and soil located under the drip line of an un-guttered roof can suffer from the water runoff of a thunderstorm. Additionally, this runoff can result in an overwatering condition that could permit harmful fungus to develop as well as attract ants, roaches and termites.

A properly designed and installed gutter system keeps the soil surrounding your home at a consistent moisture level by directing roof runoff safely away from the house.

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