Importance of Gutters

importance-of-guttersHave you ever thought about the importance of gutters for your Burnsville, Minnesota home? Well if not, you may be surprised that gutters make up an extremely important part of your home. Gutters help to protect your home from rain and snow, both of which are obviously common here in Burnsville. At Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, we offer all types of gutter repair and gutter replacement services to ensure your home is protected from all the severe weather we’re used to here in Minnesota.

Why Are Gutters So Important? There are a whole host of reasons why gutters are so important for your home. We’ll dive into a few of these reasons below:

Protect your home’s foundation – The primary reason for gutters is to protect your home’s foundation. Gutters help to divert water off your roof and away from your foundation. This ensures that water doesn’t settle around your foundation, which can lead to major water issues.
Protect entrances – Have you ever darted to your house when it’s raining and been thankful that you had a small overhang in front of your door to protect you from the rain? While these overhands are nice, if you don’t have gutters, water will still be rushing off your roof and make for a very wet entrance to your home. Gutters help to divert water away from your entrances so you can more easily enter and exit your home without getting soaked.
• Protect your basement – Do you have a basement? If so, it’s critical that you keep water as far away from your exterior walls as possible. Gutters help to divert water away from your basement, which can allow you to ensure your basement is protected from flooding.
Protect your landscaping – When you remove gutters from your home, you may not be thinking of the potential damage that can be done to your landscaping. Without gutters, water will rush off your roof directly onto your plants disrupting the soil around your home. This can make it difficult to keep foundation plants around your home alive and healthy.

Interested in a Gutter Replacement Estimate

If your gutters aren’t functioning properly or even worse, they’re non-existent, it’s likely time to call in a team of exterior remodeling professionals like Tollefson Bros. Exteriors. We can come out to your home and determine whether you’re in need of gutter repair or replacement. Schedule a free estimate by giving us a call today at 952-881-2218.

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