Your home is comprised of different systems that keep you safe. Your roofing system, especially, is designed to protect you from the ravages of inclement weather. When any one component of your roofing system isn’t doing its job, the integrity of your home’s structures—and your safety, is greatly compromised.
Take rain gutters, for example. If a rain gutter system is leaking in certain places, rainwater can end up in the most unwelcome places, possibly flooding your basement, or even worse, damaging your home’s foundation.
If the gutters aren't working properly, the water has to go somewhere, and gravity demands that it goes down. While flooding gutters can lead to water problems into other rooms of your home, what often happens is that the rain plunges onto the ground around the house. That's exactly where you want it – but if your land slopes toward the house, then the water will collect around your foundation. If your foundation has a crack, that's how you find yourself inside your basement and unexpectedly standing in a puddle.
When should you replace rain gutters?
If the exterior walls of your home has peeling paint or mold growth, it could be a sign of a gutter leak. Debris in gutters and downspouts can take its toll on the gutter system, causing sections to sag or pull away from the house. During winter, heavy snow and ice can damage gutters and cause leaks. If faced with any of these situations, having a professional installer of seamless gutters in Grand Blanc, MI assess your gutter’s current issues is the best step you can take toward correcting them.
Why should you replace traditional gutters with seamless?
Seamless gutters come with advantages you can’t find in traditional gutter types:
Seamless means no unsightly seams can be found
Without seams, the possibility of leaks is greatly reduced.
Measured and cut onsite to ensure more accurate installation.
How are seamless gutters installed?
The installer will arrive at your house with a mobile seamless gutter machine, then assess your situation to find the best way to direct runoff from your house. Once measurements are taken and an installation plan is created, the installer will proceed to cut the gutter and install it accordingly. Thanks to the mobile seamless gutter machine, most seamless gutter installations are finished within the day.
Trusted installers of seamless gutters in Grand Blanc like Affordable Seamless Gutters provide free estimates. Get in touch with them today to learn how much it will cost to ensure that your home remains safe from rainwater runoff damage.
(Source: Strategies for Keeping Your Basement Flood-Free, US News, Apr. 21, 2014)