Gutters ensure the regular flow of water from the roof, thus keeping your home’s foundation from being damages. Keeping them clean and working properly are essential for their function.
The installation of gutter protection is essential. Constant clogging can cause gutters to sag and force water to spill over the edge and saturate the ground with moisture. This leads to erosion and can flood basements, and later on, could damage the home’s foundation and lead to extensive repairs.
Here’s a look at common reasons gutters sag.
It’s essential to choose a contractor you can trust right from the get-go. When gutters are not properly aligned, they either slope too much or too little. This causes water to accumulate inside them rather than flow properly. In time, your gutter will sag due to the weight of the water they hold.
Clogging is the most common cause of sagging gutters. When debris, leaves, pine needles and other material fill your gutters, water that normally would flow through accumulates inside them, and the weight causes your gutters to sag. You can prevent this with Gutter Helmet®. It prevents gutters from clogging and makes cleaning them a thing of the past.
Heat (such as in summer) causes the material to expand, and it contracts in cold weather (as in winter). This movement leads to warping, which changes the shape of the metal and results in gutter sagging. Make it a point to use products that can perform well under constant exposure to the harsh elements.
Seamless Exterior, Inc. is your premier source of superior gutter protection products. Our commitment to quality workmanship, coupled with our drive for quality customer care, is our calling card. We serve various areas in Iowa, including Cedar Falls, Marshalltown and Waterloo, IA. Call us now at (319) 243-3600.