Gutters are essential to an efficient home just because they help keep your home dry. They also prevent costly issues due to unrouted rainwater. To accomplish all this, your gutters need to be well-maintained. Homecraft® discusses this more in detail.
Risks of Clogged Gutters
Gutter maintenance should be done twice a year: once in fall and another in spring. Ideally, gutters should be clear of leaves, sticks, and debris. Small animals should be kept off the gutters as well, as they could deposit their droppings into the gutters or even make their home under the eaves.
Clogged and overflowing gutters can cause siding stains or rotten wood. The worst case scenario is that the rainwater runoff could pool around your home’s foundation. The concrete would then absorb the water, crumble over time, and compromise your home’s structural integrity.
Invest in Gutter Protection Systems
While upgrading to seamless gutters is beneficial, you can still make the most of the most of this investment with a reliable protection system. It keeps gutters clear of any solid matter that may cause clogging. Furthermore, having a reliable gutter protection system can reduce your maintenance requirements to as seldom as every three years.
At Homecraft, we recommend Mastic by Ply Gem® Leaf Relief. It’s a simple yet effective gutter protection system that efficiently filters debris and handles an extreme amount of rainwater. After several tests, it has shown that it can drain up to 29.7 inches of rainfall an hour. Even with the strongest rainfall, you’ll have the confidence that your gutters won’t overflow.
With a simplified installation system and a nearly invisible design, Leaf Relief is all the gutter protection system you will need. We can install Leaf Relief on your existing gutters or as a part of a new gutter installation.
Homecraft serves residents in and around Wilmington, Bear, and Hockessin, DE. If you like to learn more, call us today at (877) 494-0377. You can also schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate when you fill out our contact form.