The phrase “saving for a rainy day” was obviously coined by someone who knew the expenses associated with the fixing of home drainage problems.
With the amount of rain we have seen this year, it’s especially important to understand the connection between overflowing gutters and downspouts with damage to your home.
With a Gutter Boyz of Kentucky gutter system installed on your home, though, spring showers and summer storms will be just one less thing to worry about.
How can overflowing gutters damage my home?
Even though overflowing gutters may not catch your immediate attention – they should. Frankly, the damage potentially being done to your home should cause alarm bells to ring.
Beyond the initial discoloration, rot, and warping of your gutters and roofline, the spillover rainwater will find its way to your home’s foundation. This is where the real damage begins. As it overflows the soil, a shift can be created around your foundation, opening the floodgates to cracks and instability.
Costs associated with fixing water damage from overflowing gutters can easily run into thousands of dollars – and that’s figuring conservatively.
What can cause my gutter system to overflow?
Several factors can cause water from to overpower your gutter system.
Debris build-up in the gutters and downspouts. This can include everything from leaves and broken tree limbs, to granules from the shingles and debris carried by the wind. You’d be surprised at what can find its way into an uncovered gutter system.
The pitch and tilt of your gutter system is off. This occurs more frequently than you may imagine. If your gutter system isn’t installed correctly, water from heavy showers can gather in one spot, rather than being guided to a downspout for safe exit.
Your gutters simply aren’t big enough to handle the load. The power of rushing water is incredible. If your gutter systems are too small, the onslaught of water will simply gush right over it and mercilessly pound the ground soil as it finds its way to your home’s foundation. Once the foundation is compromised, water leaks begin to show in your home.
Beyond the damage to your home’s foundation, the overflow and pooling of rainwater can cause huge negative impacts to your landscaping, including trees, shrubbery and plants. They often simply cannot handle being literally drowned by torrential rainwater.
How can a Gutter Boyz of Kentucky Gutter System stop my gutters from overflowing?
We’ve designed the Gutter Boyz of Kentucky system for one purpose: to channel rainwater and debris away from your home’s foundation – it’s as simple as that.
No more leaves and other debris in your gutters. As you can see from reading the above information, a clogged or inefficient gutter system can wreak havoc on your home, which for most people is their largest investment. With a K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System, you’re protecting that investment.
For more information on how we can help protect your home, CONTACT US at Gutter Boyz of Kentucky. Gutter Boyz of Kentucky serves most of the Western Kentucky and surrounding regions. For more information or to receive a FREE ESTIMATE, call (270) 906-3055 or CLICK HERE to contact us today.