When it comes to protecting your home and property from weather-related damage, gutters are critical. Though they may not be an exterior component you frequently notice, they perform an essential function that no homeowner should be without. At Kiser Construction, we’re well aware of the extensive home damage our crazy Twin Cities weather can cause, but with the right gutter system, you can help minimize your risk. So how exactly do gutters protect your home? Our expert gutter contractors have the details below.

Foundation Water Damage Prevention

You might not realize it, but gutters — even though they’re attached to the roof of your house — are designed to protect your home’s foundation from water damage. When it rains, gutters collect roof runoff and shuttle it away from home’s foundation rather than allowing it to fall directly on the ground.

Though rainfall may not seem inherently hazardous to your home, you might be surprised to learn that water is the most common source of foundation damage. To properly protect your foundation, quality gutter installation is critical.

Siding Damage Protection

Though gutters function to protect your foundation from water damage, that’s not the only purpose they serve. When rainwater falls directly off your roof instead of collecting within a gutter system, that water makes contact with your siding, deteriorating it over time.

If your home features wood siding, your risk of siding damage increasing substantially. If you don’t have a gutter system currently, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about new gutter installation. And as an extra layer of protection, consider installing gutter covers, too.

Landscaping Protection

Whether you’ve taken the time to design and install your own landscaping or invested in professional services, you want to maintain your yard’s aesthetic, right? A quality gutter system helps you do exactly that. Without gutters, rainwater washes directly from your roof onto the ground around your home, where it can quickly flood flowerbeds, wash out mulch beds, and oversaturate foliage.

Though severe storms and heavy rainfall will inevitably cause some degree of landscaping damage, gutters can help lessen the extent. If you currently have gutters but still notice post-rainfall damage to the plants and soil around your home, you’ll need to contact a gutter contractor for a quick inspection. Your existing gutters may have compromised seals or cracks, which must be repaired for proper functionality. But if the damage is extensive, it’s best to opt for new gutter installation.

Ready for New Gutter Installation? Contact Kiser Construction Today

Whether you’re looking to replace your existing gutters or want to protect your home with new gutter and downspout installation, get in touch with our team at Kiser Construction. We specialize in a wide variety of restoration and remodeling services, and our gutter contractors are second to none. When you need a reliable team to deliver your project on time and on budget, make us your first call! To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, give us a call at 763-633-2010 or send us a message via our contact form, and we’ll be in touch with you promptly.

If your home recently suffered damage, and you’re in need of emergency restoration services, please contact us on our emergency line at 612-518-8852.