Rain gutters serve an important part in protecting your home from water damage by diverting water away from your home. Beware of gutters that don’t function as they should or suffer the following ramifications.
1. Interior Flooding
Without properly working gutters on your home, water is not diverted away which can cause basement flooding.
2. Rotting Fascia
Fascia provides the finished look to a home’s trim. It covers rafter ends and creates a surface along the edge of the roof. It protects the house from severe weather by creating a barrier against precipitation. Fascia boards also prevent rodents from getting into your home’s walls because it covers gaps between the wall & the roof. If clogged gutters overfill, they can cause excess water to hit wooden fascia. This can cause it to start breaking down in a matter of hours. Replacing fascia on your entire home can be a costly & time consuming process.
3. Bowing Driveways
Gutters that work improperly can cause large puddles of water to break concrete down from the surface. This can result in cracking and bowing in your driveway.
4. Landscape Erosion
Whether you hire a professional or do it yourself, landscaping is an investment. Lack of or clogged gutters can send water rushing towards your landscaping which and can knock over plants & shrubs. Water can also cause soil erosion and dips in your yard.
5. Pest Control
Here in the Midwest, mosquitoes are plentiful in the summer months. Sitting water in gutters makes for the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, making it difficult for you to enjoy the outdoors.
6. Stay Dry When Entering Your Home
Gutters deter water from rushing off the roof over the entrances to your home and porch. Having gutters eliminates this at your home’s entry. Not having them leaves all that enter your home in a rainstorm to be sopping wet.
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7. A Cleaner Exterior
Water crashing off your roof with nothing to stop it will hit the ground causing mud which will likely splash up against your siding.
Fast Facts About LeafGuard® Gutters:
There are several reasons why LeafGuard® Gutters are the only gutters to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Install LeafGuard® Gutters & enjoy:
- Maintenance-free, durable, custom-fit gutters
- 20% thicker aluminum that will never rust or deteriorate
- A low profile design that won’t interfere with roofing projects or warranties
- In a simulated laboratory test, LeafGuard® Gutters were able to handle 32 inches of rain per hour – over three times the heaviest rainfall ever recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau. It will catch rainwater; but will NEVER clog.
For more information about our gutter installation services, contact us today. Our team of professionals is ready to serve you.