We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Home Improvement / December 4, 2017
Most homeowners don’t often think about their gutter system until rainwater is pouring down their home’s exterior and causing major damage. The important role that gutters play is often overlooked because of the home’s illusion of invincibility. After all, such a solid structure is sure to withstand the harsh elements. The truth is, your home actually has multiple weak areas that are vulnerable to water damage, and gutters help prevent that. Handyman Connection® of Alpharetta shares how gutter systems affect your home. They:
Protect Your Home’s Foundation
Gutters redirect rainwater from your roof to a safe spot on the ground so the water won’t hit the area directly below your roof’s edge, your foundation. This helps prevent cracks in your foundation as well as flooding in your basement. Pooling water around your home can cause the topsoil protection to erode, leaving your foundation vulnerable to damage.
Preserve Your Home’s Appearance
Without gutters, rain freely runs down your home’s siding. While this isn’t necessarily a problem for some materials, other materials like wood will likely sustain extensive damage over time. Water can leave unsightly stains on your home’s siding, soffit and fascia. Eventually, this weakens them, allowing the elements to enter your home. Water can also cause paint damage, rot or rust on exterior building products.
Prevent Property Damage
Rain can also damage the rest of your property, including your landscaping and outdoor living spaces, such as your deck. The force of water coming down from your roof can wreak havoc on flowers and shrubs growing near your home. It can also induce rot in wooden outdoor furniture and decks. The constant presence of moisture can lead to the growth of nasty mold and mildew.
For more ways to protect your home from damage, turn to Handyman Connection of Alpharetta. We offer various interior and exterior home improvement services. Contact us today at (770) 727-8045 to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.