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What Do New Homeowners Need to Know About Their Gutters?

What Do New Homeowners Need to Know About Their Gutters?

Newer homeowners probably don’t have the experience of inspecting and maintaining their gutters that longtime homeowners do, or the professionals do.

Owning a home for the first time can be an exciting phase of your life. It’s a huge milestone for anyone. But newer homeowners probably don’t have the experience of inspecting and maintaining their gutters that longtime homeowners do, or the professionals do. So now, let’s answer that burning question. 

Gutters Offer Water Damage Protection 

One essential purpose that gutters fulfill is to increase protection against water damage. After all, the gutters redirect rainwater so it can’t flood your foundations, ruin your landscapes, or leave any damages on your home’s exterior, either. The best channels will also have gutter caps on them, as well. This system also protects your home against the effects of melting ice and snow during the winter. Ultimately, this preserves the structural integrity of your home’s walls and prevents the growth of mold and mildew.

Gutters Help Protect Your Roof 

At some point, your roof will need to be repaired or replaced. You can help extend that expected lifetime of service. When gutters are clogged or blocked, the water can retreat onto the roof and degrade the shingles. The water can also start to wear down the soffit and fascia attached to your roof. The insulation inside the attic can also be destroyed, and this encourages invasion by birds, squirrels, and insects.

They Keep Away Insects

This is the time of year when critters are going to be finding their way into your home. But the best gutters can help keep insects and bugs from coming in where you least expect them. Cleaning out the systems can discourage them from gathering outside your home, whether or not they are mosquitoes.

They Also Help Keep You Dry

Finally, consider how the gutters can help keep you and your family dry. Not having gutters can drench you when you try to run inside during a heavy rainstorm, so that is a clear sign you need to have gutters installed the next time you get your roof replaced. Gutters also need to be cleaned out from time to time. Leaky gutters are just as bad as gutters that overflow. Talk to the professionals at Topper Construction to see how you can get started today!  

Contact Topper Construction Today!

If you’re interested in having gutters, a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at info@topperconstruction.com if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.

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