Gutters are a rounded, shallow trough placed beneath the edge of a roof that channels rainwater to the ground, safely avoiding windows, doors, siding, and your overall foundation. Open guards are the #1 used gutter type, and meet the needs of almost every home. These guards should be cleaned out, properly and regularly, preventing a buildup of leaves and debris so the gutters can function satisfactorily.
With a buildup of condensed weather conditions, open gutters collect not only leaves, but also pinecones, pine needles, acorns, ice, maple seeds, and other debris. During heavy rainfall, gutters can become clogged and downspouts can overflow, leading to substantial damage to your foundation, landscaping and even your basement. Excessively dry gutters can be a fire hazard for households as well.
Gutter covers prevent and reduce problematic situations like this from occurring and lengthen the lifespan of the gutters, allowing you and your family more time to relax in the comfort of your home.
Gutters help protect your home
- Collects rainwater and helps water your lawn, plants, and foundation.
- Foundation protection
- Helps keep your basement or garages dry and free of mold or wood fungi.
- Keeps the siding or masonry looking new.
- Gutters prevent splash back on grass, dirt, and minerals that can stain the exterior and over the years will be hard to remove.
- Roof drainage will keep water away from windows and doors where bulk water can create damage.
- Protect fascia board under the roof line
- Eliminate problems with foundation settling
- In a two-story house it protects the lower roof and prevents erosion and roof damage.