April showers may bring May flowers, but spring can also bring expensive home repairs if your roof and gutters aren’t prepared. With the inevitable spring storms that come at this time of year, it’s important to inspect your gutters for damage that may have occurred over the long winter and make sure that they’re free of any debris that could disrupt the flow of water. As you do this, consider making things easier for yourself in the future by investing in a gutter protection system that can put an end to the messy and dangerous task of cleaning out your gutters: Gutter Topper ®.
How Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Home
Clogged gutters are more than just a nuisance. Over time, the weight of water, leaves, and other debris can cause gutters to sag, buckle, and pull away from your house. Investing in the quality Gutter Topper gutter protection system installed by Callen Construction, a professional remodeling company, can help prevent damage to your home that can result from leaky gutters and rotting eaves. When you choose to install this system on your home, a Callen professional will perform a full inspection to make sure your gutter support brackets and hangers are not deformed, broken, or disconnected at any of the joints.
Features of the Gutter Topper® System
Callen has had the privilege of installing Gutter Topper on thousands of homes throughout southeastern Wisconsin since 2001. With its patented design, we believe Gutter Topper is the most effective and efficient system available, having been independently tested to…
- Resist winds of up to 110 mph.
- Handle downpours of up to 22 inches of rain per hour, or 528 inches per day.
- Hold weights of up to 1,200 pounds per square foot.
Gutter Topper offers a smooth silhouette that will enhance your roofline and is available in a wide range of colors so the cover will blend seamlessly with your shingles and gutters. In addition, Gutter Topper offers an effective steep roof water valley diverter. This unique design easily handles the increased flow of water that travels down a roof valley, spreading it over a wider area that keeps the water flowing into the gutter instead of out over the roof. As an added bonus, the Gutter Topper protection system provides a Lifetime Guarantee that can be transferred to new owners if you decide to sell your home.
Why DIY Gutter Products Are a Bad Idea
There are many products on the market today that claim to end gutter clogging, but a lot of these DIY solutions actually end up causing bigger problems down the road. Gutter foam products, for example, can quickly become saturated and clogged with debris, and the resulting weight from this buildup can actually cause gutters to pull away from the fascia board. We’ve even see little plants grow out of this type of foam material product!
One of newest trends in gutter protection is micro-mesh filters which sit on top of the gutters. The concept is that water will flow down through the tiny holes in the mesh and into the gutters, keeping out debris. But like all filters, micro-mesh needs to be cleaned regularly to perform properly; no matter how “micro” the mesh is, water can’t flow into it if the product is covered with debris. So where does the water go in this case? It flows over the side of the gutter, which means you’ve essentially replaced a gutter clog with a waterfall that can damage your landscaping and, even worse, bring harm to your home’s foundation, which could lead to basement leaks or even bigger problems.
Before making the dangerous climb up your ladder this spring to install the latest trending product, make the right decision – and investment – by calling on a Callen expert to install Gutter Topper on your home and eliminate gutter cleaning forever…guaranteed! Call Callen today at 414-765-2585.