Why Quality Gutters Are The Best Defense For Your Home

Why Quality Gutters Are The Best Defense For Your Home

For most people, the home they buy is going to be the biggest investment they ever make in their lives. Buying a house is expensive, after all. As such, if you’re a homeowner, you’re going to want to do everything you can to protect your investment. You’re responsible for any replacements or repairs you have to make, which is why you’ll want to invest in ways to protect your home against damage. One of the ways you can do this is by investing in a high-quality gutter system for your home’s roof.

Why You Need Gutters

Gutters are often taken for granted. However, a roof without a gutter system is going to leave your home much more exposed to the elements. Your gutters are essential for preventing leaks and water damage when it rains. Without your gutters, rainwater can flow right off your roof and down the sides of your home. When this happens, water is more likely to leak in through the exterior of your home. Even if it doesn’t affect your siding, it will pool on the ground along the foundation of your house, which can cause erosion. Water can also leak into your home through the foundation, causing serious damage.

Your gutters are there to collect the rainwater that runs down your roof. The rainwater flows through your gutter system and is dispersed through downspouts which are pointed away from your home’s foundation. Basically, your gutter system redirects water away from areas more prone to potential leaks and water damage. It’s why if your house doesn’t have a gutter system, you need to install one right away.

Invest In High-quality Gutter Systems

Whether you need to install a gutter system or replace an old gutter system, you won’t want to skimp when it comes to the quality of the gutters you install. Not only should you invest in a high-quality gutter system, but you should work with a gutter service which provides high-quality installations. The following are just a few reasons why the quality of your gutters are so important and why they’re worth investing in:

  • Poor quality gutters can leak – Gutters that aren’t of high quality can develop leaks over time, thereby compromising their ability to do their job. There are a number of ways poor quality gutter systems can develop leaks. First of all, cheaper gutters are often attached to the roof using nails. The holes these nails are punched through can begin leaking water over time. Additionally, traditional gutter systems come in segments. This means there are seams throughout the gutter system. As they experience wear and tear, these seams can begin to leak. 
  • Poorly installed gutters can pull away – Gutter systems that aren’t properly installed may not be able to withstand the weight of the rainwater they collect or the strength of high-powered winds. This can cause them to begin pulling away from the roof. When this happens, gaps appear between the gutters and the roof, which means the rainwater which rolls down the roof will fall down the gap to the ground below instead of being collected by the gutters.

When your gutters are of poor quality or they aren’t installed correctly, they will have to be repaired or replaced. This can cost a lot of money — it’s better to invest in high-quality gutters and proper installation so you won’t have to worry about replacing them for a long time. Not to mention the damage which occurs to your gutters may not be noticed right away, thereby leaving your roof and home vulnerable to water leaks and damage that will need to be addressed as well (and which can also be expensive).

Who To Call For Quality Gutter Installation

Quality Gutter Systems has over 15 years of experience installing high-quality gutter systems throughout the Boerne, TX, area. It’s almost impossible to last so long without a good reputation, which is exactly what we have. We offer three different styles of gutter systems to choose from to customize your curb appeal. We also use SnapLock systems, a seamless gutter system that attached permanently to your roof without holes.

Whether you need to install a new gutter system or replace an old one, our team can correctly install the high-quality gutters you need. Be sure to contact us at Quality Gutter Systems to request a free estimate today.