Cantor’s Corner: Benefits of Rain Gutters
Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
by Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Most homeowners don’t realize the importance of installing rain gutters on their homes. Rain gutters collect water from roof run off and efficiently direct it away from your property. Large concentrations of rain during a storm can cause serious issues and damage to your home.
There are many benefits that properly installed rain gutters provide. They include:
Protect foundations from standing water
Standing water can undermine footings, driveways and sidewalks.
Excess water in planters and landscaping can wash ground cover away and ruin a yard.
Provide positive drainage
Rain gutters direct water away from wood trims, which prevents dry wrought that could lead to termite infestation. They also direct water away from overhangs and entries so you don’t get drenched coming and going when it rains.
Rain gutters aren’t just metal necessities; they can add a decorative accent for any home. Seamless rain gutters come in many colors, sizes and finishes that can enhance the exterior of your home and improve curb appeal.
Another accessory of rain gutters that has gained popularity since the drought is rain barrels. Water collected from rain gutters is stored in these barrels and can be used to water trees, shrubs, ground cover or even lawns. They come indifferent sizes and styles that match your landscape or home exterior.
For custom made professionally installed rain gutters, check out The Approved Home Pro Show’s recommendations.