Traditional gutters are simple channels for rainwater that divert water from your roof out to your yard. While they can be very effective, they can also destroy your home if not maintained. How can traditional gutters damage your home? Our experts at LeafGuard Gutters show you below.
Clogged Gutters Are Heavy
How clogs form in traditional gutters:
- Branches from trees, leaves, and even dirt land on your roof and are washed into the gutters during a rainstorm.
- These debris get stuck on seams or jammed in the downspout.
- Over time, a dam forms and the water cannot pass.
- At this point, the dam will start to build up and into your gutters.
During a rainstorm, water can flow down over the edges of your gutter and along your foundation, but the weight can also cause gutters to rip away from your home and damage the eaves. With gutter protection, leaves and debris are kept out of the gutters so you don’t have to worry about clogs.
Damaged Paint & Wood
When water backs up over the gutters and pours over the foundation of your home, the concern isn’t just that the weight will cause the gutter to pull away. If you don’t realize the clog exists, the constant water exposure will damage the paint, work its way through cracks, and start to rot the wood of your home.
Your home isn’t designed to handle the direct and prolonged water exposure that occurs when gutters are clogged, and the damage can be extensive and costly if not detected in time.
Seams Catch Everything
If you are considering gutter replacement, choose seamless options. Seams in traditional gutters catch everything and encourage clogs. But seamless gutters are made as one continuous run with minimal projections or intrusions. Any water that finds its way through the gutter cover will float freely to the downspout and away from your home.
Protect your home and eliminate the chore of cleaning your gutters with a seamless LeafGuard system. Our patented covers keep dirt, debris, and anything that can cause blockages out of your gutters, guaranteed. Our system is an asset that will never damage your property, and you will love it when gutter cleaning becomes a chore of the past. Call 1-888-4-CLOGFREE today and ask about our Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!