Gutters: The Key to Foundation Protection
Avoid Costly Damage with High-Quality Gutters
One of the worse things that can happen to your home is foundation damage. This type of damage greatly compromises your home’s structural integrity and can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. In order to combat this type of damage, many homeowners equip their homes with high-quality gutter systems. Unfortunately, not everyone fully understands the important role that gutters play with regards to keeping foundations safe from water damage. That’s why our professionals at Precision Home Products are here to guide you with their gutter expertise. We make sure to walk you through how our gutters protect you and your home from significant damage, physically and financially.
How Homes without Gutters Suffer Foundation Damage
Without a proper gutter system, the foundation of your home is in grave danger. This also applies to homes with clogged or malfunctioning gutter systems since debris and gutter gunk can cause water to pool at a home’s base. Rainwater can affect your foundation in several ways with one issue often resulting from another. It all begins when rainwater runoff from your roof pools at the base of your home. The water saturates the soil and causes it to expand, which results in a large amount of stress pushing against the walls of the foundation since the expanding soil has nowhere else to go. The large amount of pressure will eventually lead to cracks in the walls of your foundation and even on the basement floor.
Another way that pooling water causes damage is by slowly eroding the foundation walls, which will also lead to cracks and leaks. After the moisture finally evaporates or flows away from your home, the surrounding soil contracts and causes your foundation to settle, shift, or sink. This results in an overall destabilization of your home and compromised structural integrity. This is evident in bows and cracks in your walls, mold and mildew growth, basement flooding, and other identifiable issues. Major damage like this can all be avoided once you have a high-quality gutter system installed.
High-Quality Gutter Systems in
Keep the structural integrity of your home intact by having it equipped with a high-quality gutter system. The gutters we carry at Precision Home Products work to eliminate the possibility of incurring foundation damage and helps to prevent clogs. Additionally, they are created on-site to create a perfect fit and are available in several colors that can match or enhance the beauty of your home. Avoid having to make costly repairs to your home when you contact us to schedule your free consultation or installation of our gutter system.