When you think about the visual appeal of your home, gutters probably aren’t the first things to come to mind.
Gutters that are poorly designed or maintained or sloppily installed, however, can greatly detract from your home’s overall aesthetic appeal. Not only that, but they can cause serious damage to your home over time, costing you money and headaches that could have otherwise been prevented. Well-designed, properly installed gutters, on the other hand, blend in and help protect your home from the enemy—watershed.
Gutters may do more than you think.
They help prevent:
- Foundation damage (cracking and settling)
- Basement and crawlspace flooding
- Siding discoloration and rotting
- Icy entries to your home
- Sidewalk and driveway pitting and staining
- Landscape erosion