Can Gutters Help Mitigate Hurricane Damage?

While June may feel like a bit away, in reality, it is much closer than you may think. In a little over a month, the 2022 hurricane season will begin. June 1st to be exact. Today, we’re discussing whether or not a gutter system can help mitigate hurricane damage. Have additional questions? Interested in gutter installation in Okaloosa County, Florida or the surrounding Panhandle areas? For any of your needs, simply reach out to Timberman Roofing. We would be happy to help with any of your gutter needs.

Reduce Mold/Mildew Growth When it comes to heavy rainfall in Florida, it can lead to moisture buildup and leaks in different areas of the home, including the attic, walls and even foundation in some cases. With a properly installed gutter system, rainfall from hurricanes and other large storms is moved away from the home, resulting in less water and moisture buildup, directly reducing the risk of mold/mildew growth around your home or space.

Prevent Erosion

Chances are if you’ve lived in Florida for any length of time, you’ve seen a sinkhole. But did you know that erosion is one of the biggest causes of sinkholes around a home? When rainwater builds around the foundation of a home it actually leads to erosion of the soil which can result in the foundation being improperly supported and holes forming around the area. This can be extremely costly to address. Using gutters can help to prevent the water pulling and erosion around your home.

Reduce Flooding Risk

If you haven’t noticed the theme yet, gutter systems greatly reduce the water that may build around your home, which can also lead to flooding depending upon how bad it gets. Many people use sandbags around their doors during a hurricane, however, this isn’t very effective once water builds enough. A proper gutter system can divert the water away from the home, decreasing risk of a flood.

Schedule Okaloosa County Gutter Installation Today

Interested in gutter installation in Okaloosa County, Florida or the surrounding Panhandle areas? Contact Timbrerman Roofing today to get started.