Why Bad Gutter System Design Is a Recipe for Disaster

The way your gutter system works is quite straightforward. The gutters along your roofline catch and channel rain to the downspouts at the corners of your home. The latter then safely direct the water to the ground but away from the foundation.

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However, bad design could render your gutter system less efficient, and worse, even be detrimental to your home’s structural integrity.

Bad Pitch Leads to Bad Gutter Design

At All States Home Improvement, we always preach about the importance of perfect pitch among gutters. If their slope isn’t right, they wouldn’t be as effective in encouraging rainwater and snowmelt to flow away from your home as they should be. It’s not rocket science, but determining the perfect gutter pitch requires a bit of engineering.

Some companies don’t always get it right the first time. The problem with hiring a less experienced contractor is that workmanship errors don’t present themselves soon enough. By the time you realize the slope is too steep or too low, the soil may already be saturated or your masonry is already damaged.

With over 24 years under our belt, be assured of our flawless work during your original gutter installation.

Seams Are a Liability

Sectional gutters may be traditional, but they have irremediably prone to water leakage. Since they’re just pieces of metal connected together, they rely on sealants to keep the seams watertight. Without regular maintenance, a small, undiscovered leaky situation may silently wreak havoc with different parts of your home.

We encourage you to go seamless if you still have a sectional gutter. Seamless gutters reduce the risk of water leakage significantly.

Open Gutters Are Open to Clogging

Allowing any detritus to get into your gutters and downspouts can lead to clogging. Prevent gutter congestion by regular cleaning, but this chore is high-risk and laborious.

To eliminate the need for gutter cleaning for good, Gutter Cap is a quick solution with long-term benefits. Made from premium metals, this gutter protection system resists corrosion and doesn’t warp or crack with extreme temperature swings. It utilizes surface tension to accommodate 14 inches of rain per hour, while its Flush Nose Design directs water into the gutter while shedding debris to the ground. Its Kynar Paint Finish protects it against solar damage, preserving its attractive appearance for life.

Make better gutter decisions to safeguard your home in Wichita, Kansas, against water damage for the years to come. Contact us today to set your free, no-obligation consultation at your most convenient day and time.

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