• Water beating down along your roof line can pool and penetrate your foundation or slab, causing leaks in basements and crawlspaces. 

  • Pooling water can cause ice buildup and damage. Proper channeling of water is essential for our New England cold weather.  

  • Safety entering and leaving a home may be a problem when people run to avoid a downpour and/or water freezing on walkways. 

  • Water can damage landscaping and cause soil erosion around your home. 

  • Concentrated water hitting decks and door entrances can splash back against the house causing high moisture levels which can lead to wood rot. 

  • Entry safety is an issue easily resolved with gutters. Falling water may hit windows and leak, causing water damage inside the walls or on interior walls. 

  • Rain water may find gaps in the siding, and when trapped behind siding, water can support mold growth and other problems. Even brick and stone siding can be damaged when water forms ice in cracks. 

  • Water hitting dirt close to the house can create a mess when the dirt splashes back against the siding. 

  • Repeated exposure to rain water can reduce how long your home’s painted surfaces last before they need to be re-painted.