Although Florida is nicknamed the Sunshine State, local residents know that it actually rains heavily for much of the year. Because of this, Florida homes need to be equipped to deal with all that moisture, and that means they need effective gutters. In this article, our team at BNP Screens & Seamless Gutters will go over just how your gutters protect your home so that you can make more informed decisions about how best to care for them.
- Gutters Channel Water Away from Your Home- Essentially, the way gutters protect your home is by diverting rainwater away from it. Instead of falling off the roof and soaking into the ground around your foundation, the rainwater flows into your gutter channels and down the spouts, exiting well away from the structure in an area that can safely absorb the moisture.
- Gutters Prevent Water Damage- By channeling water away from your home, your gutters protect it from the damage that water can do. Excessive moisture can damage your structure in a number of ways, including causing wood to warp, split, or rot; causing metal components to rust; leaching minerals out of concrete; and creating an environment ripe for mold growth.
As you can see, your gutters play an important role in keeping your home safe and the structure sound. If you are having problems with your gutters or think that it’s time for replacement, you can call our team to consult with our experts and learn more about your options. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any further questions about your gutters or how to maintain them.