The Role Of Gutters In Maintaining A Home
You may not pay that much attention to your gutters, but they are an important part of your home. They help preserve the structural integrity of your living space. Their primary function is to drive water away from the foundation, after all.
Carolina Gutter Helmet® and More, your premier gutter protection system provider, discusses a gutter’s role in keeping your house in good shape.
How Gutters Work
Wood, vinyl, and several metals can be used in gutter and downspout manufacturing. They come in two different forms: sectional and seamless. Sectional gutters come in portions with a variety of corner connectors, end caps, and other fittings. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, come in one piece and is usually custom-made. Nonetheless, these two types perform the same role, which is to channel the rain that hits your roof away from the base of your home.
The Risks of Clogged Gutters
The accumulated dirt on the surface of your gutter can be detrimental to the system’s functionality. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can block its opening, which can lead to clogging. Rainwater is not supposed to stay on the surface of the gutter—it’s meant to travel smoothly to the downspouts.
Manufacturers create gutters with a certain water volume in mind. The added weight of the external materials can cause the system to sag. Moreover, the water that spills on its side can pool around the foundation, which can eventually lead to cracks in the basement or lower walls. Installing top-quality gutter guards can fend off the dangers of clogging.
Why Install Gutter Covers
Cleaning your gutters may seem like an easy task, but it can be challenging. The fact that you have to climb a ladder and scoop out leaves will not only pose a threat to your safety, but it can also be damaging to the system.
By contrast, Gutter Helmet® has a unique nose-forward design and a very small slit that prevents debris from clogging the system. It also has a textured surface that allows water to flow directly to the downspouts. Moreover, it can carry 22 inches of rain per hour, which is double the highest rainfall recorded in the U.S.
At Carolina Gutter Helmet and More, we provide effective and maintenance-free gutters. Our team has adequate knowledge and skills to install Gutter Helmet. To learn more, call us at 864-303-5955 or 972.427.4418 We serve residents of Spartanburg and Chapin, SC, as well as Tryon, NC.