Why Standard Gutters Cannot Protect Your Home from Rain Damage
Standard gutters are basically open troughs that collect rainwater running off a roof and lead the water toward downspouts and into the ground. Some open gutters are sold in 3 ft. and 6 ft. lengths. Other open gutters are formed seamlessly on site. But all open gutters share common problems.
Because their tops are open, leaves, pine needles, twigs, and other debris fall or are blown into the gutters by the wind. Rains can also wash this type of debris into open gutters during storms. This debris can clog your gutters and downspouts and cause them to back up and overflow, ultimately ruining the gutters themselves and potentially causing water damage to your home.
Open gutters are installed by the “spike and ferral” method. These are essentially 7” or 8” nails that are hammered through the gutter edge, into the fascia board of your house. These unsupported nails eventually can sag and pull away from the wood due to the weight of water, ice, leaves and other debris. Plus, the heads of the metal spikes or nails are exposed to the elements and can rust. As the rust drips down over the edge of the gutter, it causes unsightly and permanent stains that can ruin the look of your home.
A further problem associated with open gutters is that snow and ice can build up within the gutter causing leaks and damage to your home, as well as causing the gutters themselves to fall away from your home.
Rest Easy with LeafGuard® Gutter Systems
With LeafGuard®, you don’t have to worry about these problems. It’s clog-free, seamless, and our patented internal hangers are guaranteed not to pull away or fall off of your home. Homeowners in Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Wexford, , Western PA, and the surrounding areas, get the ultimate protection for your home with LeafGuard®.
Contact LeafGuard® of Pittsburgh today to see how we can provide you with the only patented one piece seamless gutter system. Also, don’t forget to ask about our gutter financing options!