Why Should I Worry About Clogged Gutters?

Many people don’t give their gutters a second thought. They are up out of our line
of sight, and therefore forgotten. Unfortunately, just like the oil in your vehicle,
even though you cannot see it, if they are not functioning properly the gutters can
cause serious problems that you don’t find until it’s too late.
Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow, and water soaking into the edges of
the beams and decking of your roof will create rot that results in leaks inside your
home.
No one wants the engine in their vehicle to explode because it was not lubricated
properly. Likewise, no one wants water accumulating in the attic until the ceiling
suddenly collapses, or the roof falls in because the trusses can no longer hold the
weight.
Water in the ceiling and walls of your home can also create perfect conditions for
mold, which is a serious health risk for anyone in the home.
At the other end of the home overflowing water from the gutters will erode the
soil along the side of your foundations and pool against the wall. This causes plants
to drown from having their roots submerged in water. Thousands of dollars worth
of landscaping can literally be washed away. The pooled water will also absorb into
the concrete walls causing them to shift and crack, and resulting in leaks in the
basement, which can cost up to $25,000.00 to repair and seal properly.
The worst part is it doesn’t take much to cause a clog- just a handful of leaves can
clog the opening of the downspout and once that happens the entire trough will
fill and overflow. The weight of the water in the gutter can also cause the spikes
holding it up to pull loose, and leave space between the gutter and the wall
allowing even more water to get into the wood behind the gutter.
But no one wants to climb a ladder once a month to inspect the gutters and
ensure that they are clear, firmly attached, and sloped properly to encoura

water flow. So what do we do? We replace the old fashioned gutters with
something more intelligently designed.
The LeafGuard system is a revolutionary rainflow management system that
protects your biggest investment from all these hazards, and does it with style. It
has been scientifically designed using a principle known as Hydrostatic Adhesion to
eliminate the possibility of clogging and protect your home. Contact us today for a
no-obligation personal explanation of the system’s design and features, and quote
for installation on your home.

 

Hal Katz

 

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