Rain gutters play a critical role in the health of your home’s roof and foundation. Rain gutter systems are made up of a complex series of valves and channels that collect and funnel rainwater away from the foundation of your home. Working gutters are also essential to the proper drainage of moisture off your roof, and help prevent expensive problems such as ice dams in the winter. Ice dams are especially dangerous because they cause water to be trapped under the snow on your house, causing it to seep through the shingles and into your attic.
In addition to roof damage, improperly channelled rainwater can cause structural erosion over time, leading to expensive damage to your foundation. Water can collect in certain areas causing basement flooding and wood rot. Unwanted water can also damage walls both inside and outside of the home. In short, poorly installed gutters can cause major problems and that is exactly what Residential Exterior Solutions is here to help prevent.