As you look at ways to invest in your home, you may have considered adding rain gutters at one point, but thought… why? Countless houses don’t have them and you’ll frequently see new construction without them. The answer is simple– they protect one of your most valuable assets, your home. It’s especially important this time of year in Minnesota. Saint Cloud and the surrounding area has experienced a lot of weather fluctuations lately and the warmer weather this week has caused a lot of water to run off of roofs. Without gutters, that excess water adds to existing snow that’s already melting near your foundation. But what should homeowners be looking for, exactly?
Watch for Pooling Water
Water near your foundation is one of the most common things homeowners overlook until it becomes a very costly issue. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and gutters are a vital preventative measure. If water is coming straight off of your roof and running back towards your house, the first thing you should consider is adding a gutter system. Gutters provide an inexpensive way to get water that is coming off of the roof away from your home. They also prevent ruts in your yard caused by pooling water where the rain lands.
What rain gutters do:
- Gutters take large amounts of water from your roof and transport it to the best possible drainage area
- Protect your lawn, landscaping, tar, and concrete by preventing divots and groves caused by water coming off of your roof
- Prevent egress window wells from filling with water
- Reduce/eliminate foundation issues caused by water backtracking towards the house after coming off of the roof
- Reduce/eliminate the chance of basement flooding as well as how frequently sump pumps have to run
Rain gutters are important because your home depends on its foundation for its structural integrity and having improper drainage from your roof is one of the fastest ways to undermine your foundation. Seamless Rain Gutters are one of the best and least expensive investments you can make to protect your home’s foundation.