Do I really need eavestroughs?
Eavestroughs, also known as gutters, are essential to the health of your home. Often overlooked, eavestroughs protect your home from water damage by diverting rain water and melted snow away from your property. To better understand why do we need eavestroughs, let’s explore what happens to our home if it has no gutters…
Without eavestroughs, properties are subject to:
Runoff due to the erosion of soil around the house may cause water to flow towards your home instead of away from it.
Erosion will compromise your property’s foundation, leading to cracked walls and uneven floors.
Cracks in the foundation gives water a way in to your basement. The pressure from water-logged soil around the house will push the basement walls in, allowing water seepage.
The amount of water entering your basement may not look substantial initially, but it can lead to long-term problems, including mold.
ROTTEN / MOLDY SIDINGS – compromises entire structure
Moldy or rotting siding look disgusting! Not only does it deplete your property’s curb appeal, but it is a key indication that water isn’t getting far enough away from your house. All that water gets trapped behind the sidings too, which severely impacts the structure of your property.
Mold and rot trapped behind the sidings compromise the integrity of the property’s structure, and poses a definite health hazard.
Constant water drippage off the roof causes divets in the ground which ruin landscaping and are impossible to fill as they continue to get washed away.
This persistent impact also causes a serious problem to your foundation as it can erode your foundation, leading to structural issues.
How can continuous gutters protect my home?
Known for durability and greatly diminishing the likelihood of leaks that cause damage to your home, continuous seamless gutters from Xtreme Gutters are heavy duty eavestroughs designed to withstand the heavy snowfall and rain we enjoy here in the Okanagan.
By directing rain away from your property, Xtreme Gutters protect your home from erosion, rot, and flooding. A plethora of problems await if water is not efficiently drained from around the house, and pools around the foundation instead.
One of the top recommended eavestrough installers in the area, Xtreme Gutters provides the most reliable and attractive range of gutter solutions for all your residential and commercial needs.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate or gutter consultation for your valued property today!