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Gutters- why they are important?
They may be an afterthought to a lot of people, but gutters are actually pretty important. Gutters provide your home with a finished look and they also serve a number of key functions. If your home doesn't have gutters, or it's time to upgrade your current system, now is a perfect time to tackle the project!
A good gutter system will protect your home from rain, water, and moisture
We get a lot of heavy rain, and when you have a leaky, clogged, or otherwise less-than-optimal gutter system, rainwater can get trapped and cause damage to your roof, siding, and even the foundation of your house. If the situation isn't fixed, the damage can become serious. Water that is trapped under your shingles or siding can cause leaks and even create mold and mildew inside your house. Louisiana's weather and climate already provide an ideal atmosphere for the growth of harmful mold and it's important to protect your home against it.
The right downspout protects your house's foundation from standing water, moisture creep, and erosion
Water that is collected in gutters has to go somewhere, and a good downspout draws all of the water down and away from your house. When water from your gutters pools near your house, the ground can become saturated and the water can creep into your home. Foundations are especially vulnerable to damage from standing water. If your current gutter system lacks downspouts, or they aren't functioning properly, it's time to get them repaired or replaced.
Contact the team at Garcia Roofing today and learn more about today's gutter system options. Our design team can help you choose the right gutters for your home and our installers will take care of the rest!