When it comes to protecting your home, your gutters play a vital role in pushing water away and maintaining your home’s structural integrity. Even though gutters serve such an important role, many homeowners don’t pay too much attention to their gutters. Common gutter problems can arise and lead to serious damages to your home, so you need a complete system to keep everything protected.
With our K-Guard Leaf-Free Gutter System, you no longer have to run into the same common gutter problems as you would with traditional gutters. We’ve tested our system to show you how K-Guard overcomes the most common gutter problems to remain the most efficient gutter system on the market.
1. Clogged Gutters
The main function of your gutters is to collect and channel water away from your home. Many traditional gutter systems, if left unattended, can begin to collect leaves, debris, trash, and even pests through the open top and downspouts. This can clog your gutters and render them useless, causing water to collect in your gutters and spillover.
Clogged gutters are one of the most common problems homeowners run into. This can lead to other issues, like water damage in your home. Many homeowners might not notice their gutters are clogged until there have already been signs of damage. It’s important to keep your gutters clean to make sure they’re working properly.
With K-Guard’s Leaf-Free Gutter System, we’ve eliminated the need for routine gutter maintenance and cleaning. Our complete gutter systems are made with durable, high-quality aluminum, and they come with a clog-free guarantee. Our sleek gutter covers keep leaves and other debris from entering your gutter system or collecting at the top, leaving you with no leaves and no clogs.
2. Sagging Gutters Pulling Away from Your Home
The excessive weight added by the leaves, twigs, and standing water of a clogged gutter system can lead to more serious issues with your gutters. Oftentimes, your gutters will begin to sag and pull away from your home due to this added weight. Not only does this make your gutters look unsightly, but it can also lead to serious water damage to your home.
Traditional gutters are connected to the home’s fascia boards by hooks. When the system begins to sag or pull away, it’s normally due to the hooks breaking or being improperly installed. While traditional gutter systems are typically mounted to the fascia boards, K-Guard mounts above the floodplain, the area in which water will begin to spill over once your gutter is full.
By mounting our complete gutter systems to the floodplain, there’s no risk of the system pulling away from your house. With K-Guard, your home will be protected from water damage coming in through your gutters and the system will stay secured to your home.
3. Rusted, Leaking, or Damaged Gutters
Rust, leaks, or other damages are common problems with gutters, normally occurring over years of wear. If you notice dents in your gutters or water spewing out from a rust hole or tear, rather than flowing from the downspout, you might need to perform gutter repairs. Leaks are also common among seams and joints, where two sections of a gutter connect.
Crafted from high-quality aluminum, the K-Guard Leaf-Free Gutter System naturally resists rust, leaks, and dents. As a seamless gutter system, you won’t need to worry about your gutters leaking from the joints. K-Guard gutter systems are also durable, built to last for the life of your home without scratches, chips, or dents.
4. Draining Too Close to Your Home
Gutters are important for maintaining the integrity of your home’s foundation. As your gutters send water flow from your home, you need to ensure it’s far enough away to prevent flooding areas around the foundation. If gutters are dumping water too close, your basement can flood, or water can potentially damage the foundation of your home.
Gutter installation companies will often extend your downspouts several feet away from your home. This ensures that any potential flooding will not affect your home’s foundation or cause flooding. K-Guard offers larger downspouts than most competitors, which can extend several feet. We assess your property to determine the solution needed to avoid flooding in your home.
5. An Improper Gutter System
For gutters to work properly, they need to have a slight slope from the roof and towards the downspouts. These slopes—often called pitches—are important for your gutter system to collect and push water away from your home.
If a gutter is improperly pitched, it means it’s either too steep and causing water to spill out of your gutter system, or too shallow and not pushing water away. Improperly pitched gutters can collect standing water, which can cause your gutters to rust or sag; they can also lead to water damage in your home.
K-Guard’s Leaf-Free Gutter System can work on any roof, regardless of pitch. Built to perform, water will flow away from your system and your home no matter how steep or shallow your roof is. We want our gutters to perform as effectively as possible for you, so we install a quarter-inch slope every 10 feet. This maximizes water flow from your gutters without causing spills.
K-Guard offers a complete, leaf-free gutter system. No more cleaning your gutters or worrying about water damage to your home. Our gutters complement your home’s beauty while also performing more effectively than traditional gutter systems. To schedule your free consultation, contact us today.