Gutters – Do I need them.
Gutters are used to direct the water away from the foundation so you don’t have water running into your basement or crawlspace. Also, it keeps the soil moisture from causing problems with your foundation. most houses that do not have gutters have a wide overhang. Then they put a special drain using tile around the house to direct the water away from the house. The area on top of this drainage system is rock so you don’t get the mud splash from the water running off the roof.
Depending on the soil conditions in your area a saturated ground around your foundation can cause a lot of problems.
Gutters also avoid the discoloration and paint peeling caused by excessive splash back on modern houses (especially if slab-on-grade) where finish siding is placed so close to the ground. Adding planting reduces splash back but keeps the siding damp so it deteriorates faster.
In the long-term gutters keep your house dryer because they prevent water (moisture and humidity) from seeping back in through your foundation or basement. This is almost imperceptible, initially, for most people. Usually it means it keeps your house healthier. Lowering relative humidity is a big step in the right direction, in most situations.
We at Rainbow Rain Gutters have been in the gutter business since 1983.
My dad purchased a gutter machine in 1983 and began installing gutters for Sears and Roebuck. I was still in high school but worked on the weekends up through college. I took over the business in March of 1990. The business has grown tremendously. I now have my won children helping me run our business. We are looking forward to serving the Gulf Coast for another generation.
Please call us at 228 826-4685 to obtain a free estimate on having our seamless gutters installed, which come with a lifetime warranty. Also, visit our website at www.rainbowraingutters.com to learn more about us and our services.