What happens if you don't have rain gutters?

If rain falls from the roof because there are no gutters, the water causes massive erosion, dragging more and more dirt away every time it rains. This causes the carefully sloped landscape to wear away, allowing runoff to flow into your home instead of away from it. Erosion also causes the base to settle. The other great advantage of a gutter around the house is that, if properly installed, it prevents rainwater from the roof under walls and ceilings from accumulating, which can cause water to enter and rot.

It's like a loose lid on a drinking cup. If you tip it over, the liquid contents will articulate and run everywhere. Without a gutter, the rainwater that comes out of the roof will pass under the facade boards and ceiling and into the house and will create mold and rot problems. Many other parts of your Michigan home are affected by malfunctioning gutters or the complete absence of gutters.

Coatings and windows are beaten up by water splashing against them or by splashes of mud and dirt from the landscape. Water could also seep behind the coating. This is one of the main reasons why rain gutters exist to prevent water from damaging your home by diverting rainwater from your home. With all the heavy rains in Central Florida, you'd think gutters are an essential feature of every home.

In addition to focusing on what is only in the gutters, be sure to use the leaf blower to push leaves or debris out of the roof, so that not all of them end up in the gutters the next time it rains.

George Moore
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