Protect your home and landscaping with gutter guards.
A large number of homeowners are unaware of the advantages of investing in a good gutter protection system. A decent gutter guard system is considered an excellent home improvement investment for any homeowner.
Damage To Landscapes By Gutter Waterfalls
One inch of rain from a single rainfall is equivalent to around 2,500 gallons of water when it falls on a roof with an area of 2,000 square feet. A properly maintained downspout and guttering system is designed to guide this water away from the house. However, the performance of the gutter and the downspout may be affected when it is full of debris. The most noticeable effect is when water overflows from the gutter. This happens because of the clogging in the gutter and the water cannot go anywhere else. An overflowing gutter can play havoc with the landscaping of a house. Flowers, shrubs, mulch, and grass improvements aimed at enhancing the appearance of the house may become damaged. The soil around the house also starts to erode, which can affect the foundation of the house.
How Water Pressure Affects the Foundation of the House
Once water pressure starts to build up and affects the foundation of the house, it signals the onset of more serious problems for homeowners. Water starts to seep through the walls of the foundation as water pressure increases. Cracks start to appear on the walls of the basement and, after some time, the basement may start to flood. The absence of cracks does not mean there are no problems as water pressure can seep into the basement wall and cause the foundation to collapse, which can be very costly to repair. The foundation of the house supports the whole house. Excessive water can cause the foundation to move, break, or sink.
Overflowing gutters also pose a risk to the walls, window frames, and doors of the house. This is mainly due to the fact that the gutter and downspout system is supposed to guide water away from the house. The walls, window frames, and doors may be exposed to an excessive volume of water. This situation may result in wood rot and warping, which can lead to costly home repairs.
Gutter Guards Ensure the Downspout and Gutters are Working Properly
Gutter guards make sure that the downspout and gutters are working properly. It is also essential that the gutter guards are installed by a professional guttering company. This ensures a dry basement, protects landscaping, and prevents water damage on windows, walls, and doors.
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The downspout and gutter should be clear of leaves and other debris. This makes it essential to select a high-quality gutter guard system and have it installed by a professional guttering company. If you are looking to protect your guttering system by installing gutter guards, call Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314) 756-9440.