Having a porch can be a great way to enjoy the comforts of home while being outside. You can entertain your friends, and be safely protected from the unforgiving Sun. However, the Sun is not the only thing you have to worry about.
If you are a resident of West Palm Beach, you are, no doubt, familiar with the rainfall that South Florida is blessed with. That being said, you may wonder if screen porch gutters are necessary to install.
What Is the Purpose of Gutters
Gutters are used to collect rainwater from your roof so they can direct it away from your home. Directing the water away from your house protects the foundation of your home. You can also use the gutter to collect rainwater for your garden.
The Natural Flow of Your Yard
Think about your property. If your house sits at the lowest point of your property, water will flow towards your home. This will cause structural damage to your foundation. In such a situation, it is best to gutter your home, including your porch. If your house sits at the highest point, water will flow away from it. Therefore, you may not need screen porch gutters.
The Role of Roof Overhang
A roof with a larger overhang is going to carry more water from the house. If your roof does not have an overhang, it is important that your porch has gutters. A gutter installation tends to be much cheaper than a new roof.
Think About the Climate in Your Area
West Palm Beach gets a fair amount of rain, especially in June. Therefore, in order to protect your home, you need to add guttering to your porch. Dry areas that do not receive a lot of rainfall may not need a gutter installation.
What If You Don’t Have Gutters?
If you don’t have gutters, water will collect around your house. It will get into your foundation and compromise the safety of your home. This can result in expensive repairs down the road.
This is because once water pools around your foundation, it will start to leak into your home. As a result, you may be faced with mold growth and possible flooding. Water can also wear away the siding of your home, which makes it possible for pests to enter your home. You may even end up with uneven floors and walls that are cracked.
If you have a garden near your house, water can erode the soil and possibly wash your plants away. The eroded garden allows water to pool around your house. When you install guttering on your porch, you don’t have to worry about such things as it carries the water to be drained in an area that won’t damage your house. Not to mention that when you don’t have guttering, the rainwater that is sliding down your house can stain your siding.
Call a Professional
Now that you know why it is important to have gutters on your porch, the next thing you want to think about is who you’re going to ask to install the gutters. K and B Gutters, has years of experience in gutter installation. We are a family-owned company and will give you a full warranty on the gutters. Contact K & B Gutters or call (954)790-8040; (561)523-1019 to speak to our experts today.