Having your traditional rain gutters clog all of the time is more than a nuisance and increases the likelihood of damage occurring to your home. Having traditional gutters on your home, instead of a one-piece seamless gutter system such as LeafGuard, can cause you tens of thousands of dollars of damage when you have issues with clogged gutters.
Breeding ground for unwanted pests
Clogged gutters provide food, moisture and a protected area for insects of all kinds to live and breed. In open style gutters, leaves, pine needles and debris piles up making a very nice nest for these types of insects to live as if they are staying at the Four Seasons. Here are the most common insect offenders living in open style gutters:
- Carpenter Ants
If you have wood fascia around your home, it will start to deteriorate and rot due to clogged gutters. From the moment that standing water comes in contact with wood, it will start breaking down even within a few hours. Replacing fascia around your home can cost thousands of dollars.
The foundation of your home
If you presently have cracks in your foundation, you will already have water coming into your basement. If you don’t have cracks yet that is going to be your fate because of the potential for water to pool around the foundation of your home. Water will weaken your foundation causing water penetration points and eventually the need for serious home improvements to be made.
Destruction of landscaping
Our plants and flowers are a form of pride in the Midwest due to our short growing season and having that destroyed in a few short weeks due to clogged gutters is probably not something that you want to happen. When your gutters clog, the water exits through the path of least resistance, with force strong enough to dig holes into your flowers and garden beds. Excessive watering will also cause your landscaping to die.
Leaking roof & frozen sidewalks
In the winter, clogged gutters can cause the water to build up on your roof causing what is known as an ice dam, forcing the water to leak into your attic and home causing severe water damage. If your clogged gutters don’t move water far enough away from your home, water can pool and freeze on your sidewalks posing a major safety hazard.
LeafGuard Gutters are the only one-piece seamless gutters system on the market today. It’s no wonder why 9 out of 10 people choose LeafGuard Gutters. LeafGuard is designed to allow water to flow freely while eliminating clos by deflecting debris such as leaves, pine needles and other debris from trees. We offer a “No Clog Warranty” for as long as you own the home and if your gutters ever clogged we will clean them for free – GUARANTEED! LeafGuard Gutters are the only gutters to have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Lindus Construction / Midwest LeafGuard is a full service contractor specializing in LeafGuard Gutters, GAF Asphalt Roofing, SeasonGuard Windows/Siding/Insulation, Metal Roofing, Decking, New Construction & Home Remodeling. Call us at 1-800-873-1451 or check us out on the web at http://lindusconstruction.com. Tune into WCCO 830 every Saturday at 9am for our Home Improvement Show with Denny Long & Andy Lindus.