Water is one of the many sources of problems associated with being a homeowner. Heavy rainfalls can cause damage to walls, ceilings and floors, as well as mold and mildew issues throughout the home. Too much rainwater can cause gutters to overload the gutters, causing the rain to fall on the ground, ruining the foundation below. That’s why it’s important to maintain your buildings health by keeping it protected from leaks, flooding, or structural damage.
Utilizing Gutter Downspouts for Proper Water Management
Downspouts are an important part of water management in order to properly discharge roof water far away from your foundation. This simple and inexpensive investment can save you much bigger expenses and headaches in the long run. Without a proper way to drain water away from your home, it can soak into the ground and cause the soils to shift and put pressure on your foundation.
Avoid foundation issues with a proper water management system from AquaGuard Gutter Solutions.
The Key Roles of Gutters & Downspouts
Without gutters and downspouts, it would be very hard to manage rainwater effectively. Along with keeping your home dry and protecting your foundation, gutters and downspouts serve other important roles including:
– Increases Your Roofs Lifespan
Rainwater or melted snow/ice accumulating and backing up onto your roof can cause major damage. Downspouts mitigate water damage to your roofing materials, saving you time and money in the long run.
– Helps Protect Your Landscaping
Water falling from your roof can quickly lead to erosion along your home, specifically where there is expensive landscaping. Downspouts also help to redirect water away from your siding, which can tend to be a mess when water from your roof hits the ground, causing dirt and grass clippings to splash up against your home.
– Redirects Water From Driveways and Sidewalks
Winter weather conditions can bring snow, ice, and moisture, which falls from your roof and often lands on or near driveways and sidewalks. Letting snow and ice accumulate on your concrete during the winter months can be a safety hazard. This is why having properly installed gutters and gutter downspouts are important to direct water and moisture into their controlled areas instead.
A Complete Water Protection System
While a quality gutter system is vital for properly managing roof water, that’s only part of the system. At AquaGuard Gutter Solutions, we also offer gutter downspout extensions to complete the system and properly discharge water from your gutters. Our downspout extensions extend far away from your home to protect your foundation from roof water damage. Our expert team can install the extension discreetly in your yard to not disrupt any landscaping or take away the aesthetics of your home.
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