This is how strong the GutterShutter system is:
This is how strong the GutterShutter system is:
Heavy rain means extra pressure on your gutters. The flow reducer component of the GutterShutter system ensures that surface tension reduces impact on the gutter structure.
As we approach summer, it’s important to start thinking about outdoor fire hazards and how to prevent them. Did you know that unguarded gutters can pose major fire risks during dry periods?
Gutters play a role in providing a means of collecting and directing rainwater from the roof into downspouts, and then away from the house. This helps reduce the amount of water in the soil that can enter the crawlspace or basement and result in moisture-related performance problems such as those from mold and wood decay fungi.
Combustible debris such as leaves and pine needles can accumulate in gutters, especially from nearby or overhanging trees. Due to difficulty in accessing upper stories of a home, gutters two and three floors high are even more problematic, since they will be difficult to clean out on a regular basis. If ignited, combustible debris in the gutter will expose the edge of the roof covering, typically the fascia and or roof sheathing. Depending on the condition of the wood and presence (or absence) of metal flashing at the edge of the roof, debris in the gutter may make it easier for fire to enter the attic. Metal flashing at the roof edge will provide additional protection to the roof edge and therefore is a recommended detail.
The Best Leaf and Debris Gutter Protection System Available for Your Home!
If you have trees in your neighborhood, chances are you need gutter guards! The GutterShutter system is a clog free, seamless replacement gutter system guaranteed to never pull away from the home for the lifetime of the structure. Our product eliminates the need to climb a dangerous ladder to clean out clogged gutters. The award-winning GutterShutter design provides a water-tight seal from the roofline down using the GutterShutter Exclusive “High-Back” gutter trough — and there is nothing to void your roof and shingle warranty .
Say goodbye to clogged downspouts and underground plumbing issues! The GutterShutter gutter protection system is a beautiful addition to any home, with a variety of color options. Add curb appeal and value to your property with GutterShutter’s crown molding look and feel, quality materials and performance! If you need to replace your gutters, give us a call — our teams will do it all! We’ll remove your old gutters and install the high quality GutterShutter system as a replacement on your home.
For many homeowners who are investing in home improvement projects for their exteriors, gutters tend to be an afterthought. Sure, they play an important role in protecting your home from water damage, but at the end of the day, they’re just gutters. Does it really matter what type of material you use for your gutters, or which contractor you hire to install them?
In short: yes. Do you want your new roof or siding to retain its pristine appearance? Do you want your interior to remain dry, mold-free and comfortable? Then you need to put as much care and thought into your new gutters as you would any other home improvement project!
Reason #1: Low-Quality Material
Like any other component of your exterior, your gutters are constantly exposed to the elements. During strong storms, they need to be able to support 30-40 pounds per foot of material. If your gutters are made of a weak material, they may break away from your home during a storm or heavy winds, causing significant damage.
Reason #2: Faulty Installation
Even the highest-quality gutter material will let you down, however, if your system isn’t properly installed. Your gutters need to be securely attached to your roof during the installation to ensure they will remain intact in severe conditions.
Reason #3: No Gutter Protection System
After selecting a high-quality gutter material and experienced, reputable contractors to handle the installation, you’re well on your way to achieving long-lasting, high-performance gutters. But there’s one more step you need to take: installing a gutter protection system.
Without gutter guards or gutter screens, leaves, pine needles and other debris can accumulate in your gutters and create a clog, causing water to overflow onto your siding. This can result in major water damage that will require expensive repairs.
With the arrival of Spring, it’s a great time to perform a gutter audit. There are any number of things that can cause drainage issues, and it’s important to catch them early.
Are your gutters clogged? Take time to clear them, top to bottom, and run water through them to be sure they’re not blocked. A lot of debris could have built up throughout the Winter, and Spring will likely bring even more.
As you run water through to test for gutter blockages, it’s also a good time to check for leaks. As water runs through the gutter, check all sides to be sure there are no leaks. Now is the time to find and solve a problem like that before it’s too late. Pay particular attention to any water that is getting behind your gutter and against the fascia.
Are your downspouts pointing correctly, and directing water away from your home? Improper placement can result in basement leaks and/or siding damage. Don’t forget, these can get clogged too, and cause problems if water is allowed to pool near your foundation.
Lastly, take note of the types of trees you (and your close neighbors) have, and remember to keep an eye on them as they shed items onto your roof. Certain trees can be a nuisance, and are worth keeping an eye on!
As usual, any of our estimators is available to come out and perform a free evaluation of your current gutter system. They’ll make qualified recommendations, and get you on your way to the best possible draining system for your home!
Plus, you’ll never need to do a gutter audit or climb a dangerous ladder to clear debris ever again with the GutterShutter system!
Call today, 877-677-4888 to find the nearest Factory Authorized GutterShutter Dealer.