What Happens If You Don't Clean Your Gutters? Nothing...If You Have These:

If you own a home, you probably have gutters. As a responsible homeowner, you know that routinely cleaning gutters matters to ensure they function correctly. When gutters become clogged, they no longer work efficiently. In fact, they can create other problems for your home that offset their intended purpose. So, what happens if you don’t clean your gutters? We explore the seriousness of maintaining your gutters (and what to do if they need repair or replacement).

What Happens If You Don’t Clean Your Gutters

Routinely cleaning your gutters helps reduce or eliminate challenges you want to avoid.

1. Foundation Problems

Clogged gutters are one of the leading causes of foundation damage. If water pools and remains around the base of your home, the ground at the foundation begins to soften, resulting in a shifting and cracking foundation.

2. Hard Surface Deterioration

When water does not properly drain away from your home, it will likely seep under hard surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and patios. If water freezes under these surfaces, it will cause fissures in hard surfaces.

3. Landscaping Issues

If gutters become clogged, water runoff must flow and collect wherever gravity leads. Unfortunately, excess water often ends up pooling in the lawn or landscaping, resulting in erosion and deterioration of these features.

4. Roof Damage

The overriding concern with clogged gutters is that standing water comes into direct contact with your roofing materials and penetrates through the roof (resulting in the rotting of underlying layers) into the home.

Why You Should Trust A Professional To Install New Gutters

Gutter installation is not ideal for novices or do-it-yourselfers (DIYers). It isn’t even well situated for family handymen or inexperienced contractors. The distance between the drip edge & the gutter itself needs to be just right. In addition, the slope of the gutters over the span of its length needs to be adequate to facilitate ideal drainage to prevent pooling within the gutter or flooding over the edges. Only a highly qualified professional should design and install a gutter system. They have the expertise to understand what gutter system makes the most sense for your situation.

The Advantages Of Gutter Protection

More homeowners prefer K-Guard gutters than any other gutter system. They offer a wholly covered gutter system that prevents leaves and debris from entering the gutters. In other words, K-Guard gutters won’t clog easily. This heavy-duty, low-maintenance gutter system also offers a wide trench style and oversized downspouts to rapidly and efficiently channel water away from the home, foundation, and landscaping.

Finding The Right Professional For Your Next Gutter Installation

For any homeowner in Simsbury, CT, or surrounding communities, owning a reliable gutter system is a necessity, not a luxury. Why? Connecticut weather presents numerous challenges that require effective water and moisture management to sidestep damage to your home and property.

At Rhino-Back Roofing, we employ a meticulous approach to designing and installing new gutter systems for homeowners. Before constructing a gutter system, we study your home, including the roof. That way, we can prepare a suitable layout.

If you have been considering replacing your existing gutter system because it no longer works sufficiently, contact Rhino-Back Roofing. We will dispatch one of our friendly and courteous professionals to meet with you and discuss your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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