The team of experts at IGN Group LLC is here today to discuss the importance of maintaining and having gutters in Michigan. There are many benefits of having gutters that go unnoticed by a lot of homeowners. When in reality, keeping your gutters maintained can save you money on some hefty home repair costs in the future.
How Gutters Protect your Home.
Gutters are metal pieces of equipment that are attached to the side of your home. They funnel water off the side of your home into downspouts, and these downspouts disperse the water away from your home and help to avoid flooded areas around your home. Gutters protect your windows, doors, siding, and even your foundation from taking on water damage. Gutters are very important and save you a lot of money from water damage. If your gutters are not functioning properly, your home will be at risk of taking on water damage. A clogged, damaged, or leaking gutter will result in water collecting near your home’s foundation, and this can result in a leak in your basement or foundation damage. It can also result in roof damage such as rotting, rusting, and other damage.
Here is a list of ways that your gutters will help you.
- Prevents potential flooding around your home
- Prevents water from entering foundation cracks and making them worse
- Protects against infestations: standing water around your home can result in insects and other scary bugs entering your home
- Prevents mold by allowing for water flow and stopping stagnant water
- Prevents soil erosion
- Protects your home’s siding from taking on paint damage
- Protects the outside of your home from rust
How to Maintain your Gutters and Why it’s Important.
At least four times per year, or once per season, you should inspect your gutters to make sure they are functioning properly. Doing this inspection is easy, and can be performed by almost any homeowner. Simply grab a ladder and inspect the gutters surrounding your home. When inspecting gutters, if you notice rust, damage, sagging areas, loose gutters, or gutters that are separating from the side of your home, it is time to call a professional to fix your gutters. IGN Group LLC has years of experience and the tools and resources to help you fix your gutters. Contact us today to fix your gutters!