They are not “just gutters” anymore…
Even a well built home can fall prey to the damage caused by not having or improperly working rain gutters. Missing or improperly working Rain Gutters are the number one reason why people have wet basements. The cost of replacing a rotted sliding door or replacing concrete that sinks because of roof rainwater run-off is much more expensive and stressful than the cost and peace of mind that comes with having seamless gutters properly installed on your home. Replacing a piece of wood siding might only cost a few hundred dollars, but it will never look the same as the rest of the home. Many times I have heard people say “they are just gutters”, well here are some very important reasons that they are more than “just gutters”
Keep Basements, crawl spaces, and garages dry and free of conditions that support mold and wood fungi growth by controlling roof damage.
Limit the movement of active zone soils underneath the foundation by reducing the amount of water that enters at the foundation wall.
Top soil around the foundation is the weakest link in foundation moisture control. Preventing topsoil can help prevent future structural damage.
SHIELD WINDOWS AND DOORS:
Most durability issues arise from bulk water intrusion through windows and doors. Roof drainage will direct water away from sensitive areas.
PROTECT PLANTS AND SHRUBS:
Standing water in flowerbeds around the home can permit harmful plant fungi to develop as well as attract ants, roaches, and termites.
Unchecked water may cause rotting & insects that can be costly to repair. Quickly moving water away from rafter & roof joints is essential to a home’s long term durability.
INCREASE ROOF OVERHANG:
Rain gutters can provide up to 6" of protective roof overhang providing additional shielding of windows and doors, improving drying times and moisture levels.
Rain gutters can accentuate the architecture of any home. Craftsmen Restoration’s rain gutter systems are available in various colors.
PREVENTS SPLASH BACK:
Rain gutters keep siding and masonry looking new by preventing splash back or dirt, grass, and minerals that stain the exterior and can be difficult removing over time.
Collecting rain water is the simplest way to water your lawn, plants, and foundation.
When replacing your homes rain gutter
system we highly recommend considering adding a quality gutter protection system.
Craftsmen proudly installs Leaf Relief® brand gutter protection because it really works! For new gutter systems or installed into your existing gutter system, Leaf Relief® has proven time and time again to be the best choice for those that not only don’t want to clean their gutters anymore, but also don’t want to spend their time repairing their gutter protection system. Click Here for a full brochure on Leaf Relief®.