Gutters are thin pipes and channels that are attached to the roof of a house to prevent the walls from getting damaged by rainwater. A properly installed gutter system protects a home from filth. Worn out or damaged gutters can harm homes and this may spread diseases. When the drain gets jammed, it creates problems like landscape erosion and wood rot.
By installing gutter protection system the basement remains dry and clean from dirty water. It prevents staining and rotting of the walls of the home. When the gutters function properly, the earth directly below the house is safe from rain water. It channelizes the dirty water in such a way that does not spoil to the soil. This is essential when one is planning to have a picturesque garden in front or in the back of the house.
Mostly it is seen that gutters get filled with dry leaves and sticks that clog it. Clogged drains do not function properly and that results in dirty water overflowing and damping the sides of the buildings. When the dirty water starts to overflow, the plants in the garden get damaged due to saturation of dirty water. If the gutters work properly the rainwater will be able to flow freely, and there will be no land erosion. Water clogging sometimes affects the foundations of the buildings and also leads to the formation of mildew and moulds. With proper gutter covers, the debris or waste will not affect the foundation.
Gutters are made from variety of materials like wood, concrete, PVC, plastic, steel, aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel. PVC is the most costly and comes in various colors. It is user friendly and can be easily fitted in any home. Aluminum is also good as it lasts longer and can be painted in various shades. Copper gutters conduct heat well which helps with the ice build in winter days.
There are different types of gutters like leaf free gutter and the ones with the hood system. This consists of an extra wide drain with a hood. The hood prevents leaves and debris from entering the gutter. With this type of gutter one does not need to worry about blockage and clogging.