Gutter Guard Systems in Minnesota
Never clean your gutters again!
Most people consider cleaning gutters to be the nastiest job on their “to do” list, they can be high up, dirty, smelly, and full of all kinds of creatures. So gutter cleaning is often postponed at the first suggestion. Homeowners who do clean their gutters are also a greater risk of injury from ladder falls. Every year over 100,000 homeowners fall off ladders and are seriously injured*. Many fall from heights as low as 10 feet and spend an average of $4,000 on hospital co-pays, prescription drugs, lost wages and physical therapy.
* Statistics from Consumer Protection Agency and OSHA
Prevent costly water damage
If you have gutters, you know that they require periodic cleaning. They collect leaves, dirt, debris, and even things like dead animals throughout the year, which is why many people clean them out at the beginning of every spring and again at the end of the fall.
While it’s no fun chore to get out the ladder and climb up and down it cleaning out this gunk, the alternative can actually be even worse: water damage. Here are a few ways that clogged gutters can cause your home to incur water damage.
Damage to your Roof
If your gutters are clogged, water cannot run off the roof into the gutters and then down to the ground as it’s supposed to. This means the water has to go somewhere. If it can’t flow into the gutters, chances are it can’t get down to the ground at all. This means water is now going to be standing on your roof. This water may be able to get under your shingles and start causing them and the wood that makes up the roof to rot.
Eventually, you’ll have to have a new roof put on. You’ll most likely realize this is the case when you see water leaking through your ceiling, which can lead to mold and water damage to things under the leak. If this occurs, you’ll need water damage dry out; Minnesotan customers won’t want to wait to contact a professional.
Damage to the Gutters and Side of your Home
When gutters are clogged, they fill up with as much water as possible until water starts to back up. This water and the debris in the gutters can weigh a good amount and may cause the gutter to start to come unattached from the side of your home. This also creates gaps in the gutter system that lets water run onto the wood fascia that makes up the side of the roof, leading to rot. Clogged gutters have even been known to completely pull away and fall, potentially damaging your property further or even injuring someone.
Without gutters to ferry away the huge amount of water you may get from the rain, all of that water is going to come pouring down and hit the foundation. If it works its way into the foundation, it can cause cracks, leaks, and even shift your entire house. It can leak into your basement, leading to water damage and the growth of mold, or it can get into the cracks in your sidewalk or driveway and damage it.
The Benefits of Gutter Guards
Keeps your gutter system working properly all year round.
Never put yourself at risk climbing a ladder to unclog your gutters again.
Avoid frozen gutters and roof ice dams in the winter.
With no wet debris in the gutter system, the chance of rust developing is greatly decreased.
Rain, Sleet or Snow... The Gutters Must Flow!
Spend your precious free time enjoying your home, not maintaining it. The experts at NJR Seamless Gutters will guide you through the product and color selection process, and then provide you with professional installation.