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How Gutters Can Help Divert Water Away from Your Home


Without the proper gutter system, rainfall can do substantial damage to siding, foundations, roof fascia, and other parts of your home and property. At Tristar Gutters, we understand how gutters can help divert water away from your home to keep your property safe, strong, and dry, which is why we offer a variety of gutter installation and gutter repair services.


Why do I Need Gutters?

If not properly diverted, rainwater can ruin nearly any aspect of your home. Water adheres to surfaces, which means that it has the ability to run along any surface as long as that surface allows the water to flow towards the ground. Water also wears down any surface that it runs along or drops onto. This means that water can wear down your siding, roof fascia, window and door trim, soffit, or anything else that it flows over. When a proper gutter system is not present, rain can flow over the edge of a roof and beat against the pavement below, wearing it down and eroding the home’s foundation. Gutters move water away from a home to where it cannot do any damage.

How Gutters Work

Gutters run along the edge of a home’s roof and are set at a slight angle that allows water to flow towards a downspout, which guides water to a strategic drainage point. Gutters and downspouts are constructed from durable, water-resistant materials that water will not erode or adhere to as easily as the rest of a house. A well-maintained gutter system will keep your home safe by allowing water to move without obstruction, which is why it is important to watch for signs of clogs or disrepair.

To learn more about how gutters can help divert water away from your home, or if you are interested in one of our gutter systems or gutter services, contact Tristar Gutters at 604-533-0500. Our experienced Langley gutter professionals are prepared to help with any of your gutter needs.