Some people choose to lay stone around the perimeter of their house instead of having gutters installed. There is an aesthetic effect to having stone and gravel placed around the perimeter of the home. However, it is an ineffective way of combating the damages that rainwater will do to the foundation. Rocks and gravel are effective at preventing mud from forming near your home, but does not effectively channel the water away like gutters do.
Gutters don’t have to be an eyesore! Vinyl gutters now come in plenty of colors so that you can match the rest of the home. Interestingly, there are now even copper gutters. These copper gutters add a beautiful shiny element to your house.
A roof will keep you dry during a rainstorm, but it’s the gutters that guide the water away from your home, keeping your home and all that’s in it safe in the long term! It’s important to have gutters installed professionally. The experts will make sure the water is diverted away from gardens, driveways, and foundation. Additionally, regular professional maintenance is required to keep water from building up on the roof and destroying shingles.