Rain gutters are more important than you think. Although they can add a beautiful decorative element to your home, their main purpose is to prevent mold and other water damage. Gutters keep your home in place by keeping rainwater away from the lining and foundation. Water tends to disperse everywhere if not properly channeled.
This is one of the reasons why you should install gutters professionally. The gutters act as a safe way for rainwater to flow from the roof to the downspouts and to the extension of the downspout. In addition to protecting the roof and the overall structure of your home, rain gutters also prevent soil erosion and protect your garden beds. With rain gutters, rain will simply flow from the roof, dragging the soil away every time it rains, causing soil erosion.
And if you have planters built next to your house, soil erosion will cause the pool of water to drown out your plants and flowers. The gutters control the water that reaches the roof and direct it to a single flow that moves away from the house. Without gutters, water runoff may build up around the house, enter the foundation, and cause water damage over time. Gutters cannot effectively ward off water unless they are cleaned frequently, and damaged gutters can cause more damage than not having gutters, since they can cause water to accumulate along the roof.
Ultimately, all of these factors combine to create a system that can withstand up to 32 inches of rain per hour just about any rain Mother Nature can shed. Rainwater trapped in a clogged gutter or downspout has nowhere to go except for the edge of the trough, making your gutter system virtually useless. If you decide to install your gutter system professionally, one of your options will be seamless gutters that prevent any leakage through the joints. Contractors install a gutter system in every new home they build because its role is to guide rain and stormwater from the roof and away from the foundation of the house is essential to the structural well-being of the house.
The aluminum sheet used to make LeafGuard gutters is thicker than the aluminum used in traditional gutters, and trained installers secure the gutter with internal supports to hang them for greater stability. However, most homes need a good gutter system to collect stormwater that falls on the roof and away from the house to avoid damaging the structure of the house and to protect the foundation, entrance and sidewalk from accumulating water on the sides of the house.