Cost of a Faulty Gutter System

Spring Gutter Cleaning

As you begin your spring gutter cleaning conquest, take mental notes of your home and house gutters. Be aware of any warning signs of water damage. Stay ahead of any potential problems that may occur if your gutters clog. From foundation repair to rotted roof decking, the average price of seamless gutters does not compare to the extensive and costly damage that water can have on your home.

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Gutter clogs can lead to overflowing gutters, potential foundation damage and flooding in the basement of your Des Moines home.

Foundation Repair

Without a properly functioning gutter system in place, there is nothing keeping rainwater away from your home resulting in possible foundation damage. Pooling water around the base of your home is just asking for expensive stressful issues like basement flooding, mold and structural damage, which can add up fast.

When rainwater is not diverted properly away from your home, it can flood and damage your landscape.

Damaged Landscaping

Your gutters are hurting your lawn. Landscaping takes time, effort, and money; three things you don’t want to be wasteful with. With clogged gutters, rainwater overflows with force, pounding against the ground damaging your garden or flower beds below.

Mold & Mildew Removal

For mold to form, there must be a considerable amount of moisture. The humidity and presence of water aid in the process of mold growth. It is important for your home’s gutters and downspouts to direct rainwater coming from the roof safely away from your basement foundation walls. If eavestroughs are not functioning properly, water can sit around the foundation and continue to seep through cracks in the foundation walls, into the basement adding moisture which can lead to extensive and costly remediation and repairs.

Warped & Rotted Siding

Clogged gutters can cause overflowing rainwater to pour down the exterior wall of the home. When siding is continuously exposed to this environment, it can become damaged. Siding is designed to resist rainfall and splashing, it is not however waterproof. The damage can consist of deteriorating sheathing and wooden framing, saturating interior wallboard, and causing mold to grow. We know what you’re thinking…and yes, that does sound expensive.

Rotted Roof Decking

Gutter health is vital to roof performance and lifespan. Clogged gutters can cause trapped rainwater to move upward back onto your roof where it finds tiny gaps and holes to infiltrate. When this starts to happen, your wooden components are the first casualty. If your roof decking experiences constant exposure to this leakage, it will quicken decay and weaken your roof that can be a pricey replacement.

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Water pooling around the home eventually degrades concrete and mortar foundations. Homes with improper drainage are susceptible to foundation damage from water.

Make a Smart Investment

LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are the original and only one-piece gutter system, with a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris. These unique, seamless gutters keep debris from collecting in your gutters which prevents clogs from forming, keeps water flowing freely, eliminates leaks and the threat of water damage, and makes climbing ladders to clean gutters unnecessary. LeafGuard® Gutter’s patented design keeps rainwater running freely and safely away from your home – each and every time it rains.

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