As a homeowner, there are many different actions that need to be taken in order to protect your home against the elements. And one of the most commonly overlooked areas of your home is the rain gutters. The gutters and downspouts on your home are important for redirecting water off the roof and away from the foundation. Unfortunately, most gutters are notorious for collecting outdoor and seasonal debris such as twigs, dirt, and leaves. But one of the most important ways to protect your home is with a new gutter system. Start the new year off by eliminating clogged gutters with the gutter that never clogs guaranteed. This New Year we wanted to take a moment to share a few problems open top gutters face and why the LeafGuard gutter system stands apart.
This is by far the most common problems homeowners face with open top gutters. Open top gutters easily clog with just about anything. Once leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other debris find their way into your open top gutters, it’s only a matter of time before they clog and overflow. This can wreak havoc on your gutters, which can lead to costly water damage to your roof, door jams, and foundation.
Over time, open top gutters can sag or even pull away from your home. This most often occurs in open top gutters that clog and become weighed down with leaves and other debris. Often, the real issue is that water can’t run off the roof and into the gutter, so it runs between the gutter and the roofs edge, soaking the facia board. Causing your facia board to rot and break down. And keep in mind even the strongest fastener won’t hold to a wet and rotten facia board.
This is a serious issue for gutters, specifically for homeowners in cold climates. As snow on your roof melts it runs down the roof and finds its way into the gutters on your home. And when the freezing water combines with clogged gutters it results in ice dams in your gutters and on your roof. As ice continues to compile it weighs down your gutters and can eventually cause your gutters to fall off or pull away from your home. Leading to damage to your facia board, roof, and foundation.
This New Year give your home the upgrade you can depend on with a new gutter system. With the LeafGuard gutter system you can eliminate clogged gutters, sagging gutters, and ice dams by installing the only seamless one-piece rainwater management system that’s built to stay clog free. We wanted to take a moment to share a few problems open top gutters face and why the LeafGuard gutter system stands apart. This New Year get new gutters and peace of mind knowing you won’t have to worry about clogged gutters this year. Don’t wait for harsh weather to arrive before you decide you need new gutters. Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home estimate and gutter inspection.