All parts of the exterior of your home are connected, so damage to one will eventually lead to damage to another. Although they might not seem that important, your gutters actually do a lot to protect your house. If they crack, leak, clog, or overflow, that can cause damage to your foundation, roof, and siding. In this post, we are going to look at how your gutters affect the condition of your siding. At Pro Exteriors, we’re a gutter company, but we also do siding, so we understand how they work together.
Let’s take a look at how your gutters protect your siding.
Keep It Dry
The primary function of a gutter system is to keep your house dry. If your house does not have gutters, water will splash all over the place when it rains. Gutters collect the rainwater and direct it to a specific place where it can drain safely away from your house. If you have gutters, but they are cracked, leaking, clogged, or overflowing, you have a similar problem, and the water will drip onto your house and your siding rather than draining.
Prevent Mold and Mildew
Everyone who owns a home knows that moisture leads to things growing in places you’d rather it didn’t. Sometimes that’s moss or algae on your roof or in your gutters. That’s not great, but it’s not too hard to clean and get rid of. However, some things can cause serious problems. If your house does not have functioning gutters, water can soak into your siding and lead to mold and mildew growth. Not only is this annoying, but it can also cause health problems for anyone who lives in your house.
Protect Your Siding with a Great Gutter Company
If these don’t sound like problems you want to have, it’s time to call in a gutter company. Whether you need gutters installed or repaired, Pro Exteriors will ensure that your house is protected. And we don’t just do gutters. While we’re installing or repairing your gutters, we can also assess the state of your siding and your roof and recommend any necessary repairs.