Even though you live in the Sunshine State of Florida, you probably know how much rainfall happens here. With so much rain, you may be wondering if you need rain gutters or if these are something you can skip installing. However, regardless of where you live, gutters can be a great addition to your home and its overall integrity and the foundation of your home.
Below, you’ll find a few reasons as to why you might need rain gutters, and certain situations that may not require them. If you are thinking of adding gutters to your home, contact Destin Roofing for all your gutter installation needs!
When You Need Gutters
Gutters are necessary to protect the various parts of your home, such as windows, doors, siding, and the foundation. Rainfall can be very destructive to the visual aesthetic of your property, such as landscaping. On the outside of your home, mold can grow along the siding if moisture is continually in the area. If you have any metal additions along the outside of your home, these will begin to rust and rot away due to the excessive rain falling on it.
When rain is allowed to fall and puddle along the area of your home, it could lead to mosquito infestation near puddles. Additionally, these puddles lead to soil erosion. Any rain that is falling along the area of your home can affect the foundation, causing it to shift and crack, and may lead to instability.
Lastly, rain that is not diverted away from your property’s walkways or doors could be slipping hazards. If water is allowed to pool in high-traffic areas, you or your family could potentially fall. To avoid any accidents or costly repairs, speak with a professional soon to add on some Florida gutters and protect your home’s value.
If you have rain gutters installed, but they are not working properly or maybe leaking, you will need to call a professional. They can assist with any roof maintenance or possible replacements to your gutters.
When You Don’t Need Gutters
There could be several reasons why you don’t need to install rain gutters. For example, if you have a roof with a long overhang, this allows rain to run off further away from the house. If you live in an area that’s arid, or has little to no rainfall, then it is not necessary to have them installed.
Another reason you may not need gutters is if you already have a rain diverter installed. Those pieces of metal already do the work of moving rainwater away from your doorways. Perhaps your property has a slope that moves away from the home, in which case any rainfall will move away from the foundation and ground. Lastly, if your property has a sturdy main of concrete or stone as well as adequate supporting drainage, then you may not need gutters.
Add Gutters to Your Home Today!
In any situation, it is always important to have gutters added to your roof. If properly installed and maintained, they will help you keep your property stable and damage free.
Depending on where you live, the soil type can vary and often lead to a foundation of a home eroding faster than it should. If this is the case, rainfall washing away the sound and weakening your home’s structure is not good. Gutters are a quick addition that will preserve your home’s value and aesthetic look. So contact Destin Roofing Contractors today for any gutter installation or other roofing needs!