It’s springtime and that means that flowers are starting to bloom, rains are starting to return, and your gutters probably need to be cleaned. When it comes to this time of the year, we hear a lot of questions about gutters and why they are so important. For such a modest part of your home, they serve a vital purpose, so we wanted to take a moment to tell you why gutters are so important.

What Do Your Gutters Do?

Your gutters serve one primary purpose. They divert the water away from your home. By forming a perimeter channel around your roof and connecting to proper drainage, your gutters become a critical component of keeping your home safe from water damage all year long, but especially during heavy rain periods such as hurricane season.

Why Are They Important?

So why is this routing of water away so important? Heavy rains can cause serious damage to your home. Exterior components like siding and windows, as well as more fundamental components of your home like the foundation, need this channeling to prevent costly repairs. They also prevent damage to your yard by keeping rains from pooling up and causing erosion. In short, your gutters save you during the heavy rains here in the Lowcountry.

What Should You Do For Them?

What you need to do is perform regular rain gutter maintenance. Have them inspected for damage and regularly cleaned, especially before hurricane season when we can face large amounts of rain. If there is something wrong with your gutters, get them replaced or repaired by a trusted professional. It may seem like a little thing, but it’s the little thing that will save you major money later.

We Don’t Roof Around

No matter how much we prepare for severe weather, there’s always a chance that we will suffer a loss because of a hurricane or similar event. Our team at Southline Roofing & Exteriors, LLC knows this because we’re your storm damage repair source. When your roof has been damaged by severe storms, our team helps you every step of the way from filing the claim to completing the repair, so you can get back to normal. If you have a need for storm repairs or questions on preparation, contact us today!