A well designed and functioning gutter/roof drainage system is essential to the long term integrity of your home and its surroundings. Poorly maintained and malfunctioning gutter systems can cause water to be directed to unwanted areas and serious property damage can result. A correctly installed and properly functioning gutter system protects your home in two critical ways.
The first important task of the drainage system is to keep water away from the foundation of your home. If all the water run-off from a roof is allowed to simply collect under the eaves and saturate the ground around the home it could easily lead to soil erosion, wicking into building materials, leaky basements, damage to basement walls, uneven settling and the eventual deterioration of the home's foundation.
The second important task of the system is to provide roof drainage, especially on a low slope roofing system. Water that is allowed to pond on the roof will eventually find its way into your home and cause problems.
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