Protect Your Foundation
Probably the most common and most expensive damage to your home from lack of gutters or poor maintenance is foundation damage. Water standing around the foundation can cause the ground to expand and contract compromising the integrity leading to very expensive repairs costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Prevent Wood Damage
Another major problem is fascia and soffit damage, when gutters are absent or neglected, it allows water to run down the fascia and collect in the soffit. Often leaking in the walls of your home, damaging the sheetrock, and allowing mold to grow. This mold can be present for months or even years before being discovered leading to expensive repairs and potential health problems.
Prevent Masonry Stains
Rainwater flooding off of an un-guttered roof will often hit the ground with such force that it will cause water, dirt, grass, and minerals to splash back against the side of your house. Over time this will stain the siding or masonry of your home. Sure, you could wash or pressure wash away the stains, but you would be only one hard rain away from having them all over again!
Flowers, shrubs, ornamental trees, mulch, and soil located underneath the drip line of an un-guttered roof can be damaged from the water run-off after a severe thunderstorm. This excess of water can also cause too much moisture in the soil causing fungus and unwanted insects. A gutter system from The Gutter Boyz of Kentucky can prevent excessive pooling of water run-off and protect your landscaping.
More About Gutters
Rotting gutters can become a nightmare if left unattended for very long, not only can they be unsightly, but can produce some devastating effects to the integrity of your home. Rotting gutters can produce damage to the soffit and fascia board and jeopardize the overall life of your roof and the structure of your home. Leaking gutters can lead to damage inside the walls and drywall of your home and may produce conditions that may lead to black mold to taking root and growing which can lead to health consequences for the occupants within.
Clogged and leaky gutters are one of the biggest causes for basement leaks, mold and other foundation problems. Also, water left standing in gutters is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The best tactic in keeping those pesky disease ridden creatures at bay is to keep their water supply dried up, and this means that you must keep your gutter system free flowing and in good repair and remember to fill in any holes on your property to prevent water puddles from forming and becoming stagnant, mosquitoes are naturally attracted to still standing water and an infestation can be very difficult to get rid of.
Continuous rain gutters, also known as “Seamless Gutters” is nationally recognized as the most popular form of guttering. Seventy-five percent of all guttering installed throughout the nation is continuous. Its popularity is easily understood because…
- Seamless gutters eliminate unsightly seams
- Reduces the possibility of leaks
- Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
- Protects the beauty of your home and landscaping
- Custom formed on the job site for exact measurements
- Most jobs are completed in one day
- Over 50 colors to choose from
Gutter Boyz Of Kentucky, LLC, is Paducah and Western Kentucky’s leading expert on gutter systems designed to systematically move water away from your building. Contact Gutter Boyz Of Kentucky, LLC for a free quote today!
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