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What Is the Gutter For, and Why Do I Need It?

Oct 14, 2014

Rogers Roofing, one of the top roofing companies in northwest Indiana and Chicago, strongly recommends that homeowners have gutters installed in their homes. But what is their purpose, and why do you need to add them in your home? Rogers Roofing answers some of the FAQs about gutters and their importance:What is a gutter?

A gutter is a long hollow device made from a variety of materials like cast iron, lead, galvanized steel, painted steel, copper, painted aluminum, and PVC (and other plastics). It is attached to the edges of a roof to catch rain and carry the rainwater away from the structure.

Why do we need it?

Water damage is the main reason you need gutters in your home. A gutter system prevents water damage on your walls, siding, as well as your soffit and fascia. It can also protect your garden and landscaping from soil erosion and your basement from getting flooded.

What is gutter protection?

Gutter protection is a system used to protect your gutters and downspouts by preventing leaves, twigs, and other debris from clogging the gutters. Most homeowners love this product as it virtually eliminates their need to get on a ladder several times a year to clean out the gutters.

What type of gutters do you install?

We install seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are a popular choice for a lot of homeowners across the United States because of their many benefits. Here are several of them:

  • They eliminate unsightly seams.
  • There is less possibility for leaks.
  • The baked-on enamel finish never needs to be painted.
  • It serves to protect the beauty of your home and landscaping.
  • It is formed on the jobsite, so it fits your home exactly as it should.
  • Installation is usually completed within the day.
  • There are plenty of color options to choose from.

How do you maintain a gutter?

Just keep it clean and clog-free, and then it’s good to go. Of course this is easier said than done. That’s why we recommend using Leaf Relief® gutter protection products to prevent leaves and other debris from clogging your gutters, especially now that it’s fall.

For your needs in gutters and roofing in Schererville IN and the surrounding areas, call Rogers Roofing. We have all you need for your roofing and gutter projects. If you want to know more about our company, products, and services, browse through our website or give us a call. Our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will be more than happy to answer all your questions.