If your home’s gutter system is leaking and in poor condition, this could be a good time to think about a gutter replacement. In fact, a leaking gutter system can cause you a host of problems, and some can be serious. Here are some important reasons to consider replacing your gutters soon.
How Does a Gutter System Work?
To give you an idea of how gutters work, imagine your home without any gutters. Every time it rained, water would run down the sides of your home’s exterior and to the foundation. Gutters act a water diverting system that catches water (as it runs off the roof) and diverts it safely away from the house and foundation. This is done with a downspout system, and gutter replacement ensures your entire drain system works properly.
Why Is It So Important to Keep Water Away from the Foundation?
If a lot of water runs to your house foundation, it would easily saturate the ground and once saturated; water can seep down next to the foundation walls. Over time, water will place a great deal of pressure on a foundation and cause it to crack. When this happens, you could have a wet basement every time it rains. Wet basements are breeding grounds for mildew and mold, and if you have a finished basement, walls, floors, and other things could get ruined.
Wet basements are only part of the problem leaky gutters can cause. Once a foundation is cracked your house could lose its support and start to sag. This can cause walls and ceilings to crack and fixing foundation problems is expensive. Gutter replacement prevents these problems from happening.
When you install new gutters, make sure to include screens or guard systems designed to keep them clean. This will prevent leaves and debris from clogging your drains, and you can avoid basement and foundation issues.
Best Choice Home Crafters offers honest and dependable gutter replacement services in Atlanta. Call us today at (404) 855-4000 and ask about our GutterGlove system that makes gutter cleaning unnecessary. You can follow them on Twitter for latest news and updates!