Due to aesthetics and geographic location, not all homes have gutters installed. However, the need to direct rainwater away from the roof toward the ground makes rain gutters a necessity. The Rhino is here to help ensure your home stays safe by explaining four important ways that gutters can safeguard your home and help mitigate potential damage.
Mitigate Internal Water Damage
If water seeps into your home’s foundation, it can leak into your basement and cause water damage. This also occurs if it leaks into your roof, causing rotting and mold which can lead to wood rot, fungus growth, and staining within the structure of your walls.
Prevent Soil Erosion and Flooding
Since a gutter system can act as an irrigation system, soil erosion can become less likely to occur. The consistent flow of water being directed away from the foundation helps keep the soil even and the ground firm, maintaining a sturdy base for your home.
Maintain a Strong Foundation
Without a gutter system, water slides down your roof and lays against your house, which can cause cracks and warping in your foundation. The goal of a well-made gutter system is to channel the water away from your home via the gutters and downspouts. This ensures your house remains dry and your walls safe from distortion.
Fend Off Infestations
Once water gathers alongside your house, it can create a great amount of standing water—which can cause not only foundation damage, but also the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. Installing gutters is one of the best ways to prevent these standing water breeding spots from appearing in your yard.
At The Rhino, we are dedicated to ensuring your home’s safety by creating the ultimate gutter guards for your rain gutters, so you never have to worry about you, your loved ones, or your property’s safety. Call us today at 813-590-6047 to make sure your gutters are prepared for anything!