Did you know that just an inch of a summer rainfall pours close to 1,500 gallons of water onto your roof? That’s why the performance of your gutters is so important to protecting your home. Waterfalls flowing over your gutters during a strong summer rainfall are a strong indication that you have clogged gutters – and clogged gutters can lead to some expensive home repairs.
Investing in gutter protection is one of the wisest home improvements you can make, especially when you consider the damage caused by overflowing gutters. Your home’s gutters and downspouts are designed to move water down from the roof and away from your home and foundation for proper drainage. Water that can’t flow through your gutters finds the easiest path – and that often means the water comes right into your ceiling and walls.
A common call to Callen is from homeowners that have water flowing over the front and ends of their gutters and flooding their home. Upon inspection, we usually find that the gutters are clogged with leaves or other debris.
When gutter debris gets wet, it absorbs the water from summer rainfalls like a large sponge – and you know how heavy a saturated sponge can get. This extra weight stresses your gutters and hanging brackets, and can result in your gutters pulling off of your house.
Overflowing water from your gutters can also damage the paint and siding on your home, but even that is a small problem when you think of what happens if the water gets inside of a wall. Wet wood behind siding can rot, and you often don’t know how much damage has been caused until it’s too late.
Callen installs Gutter Topper, independently tested and certified to withstand anything Mother Nature can throw at it, to safeguard your home from the problems caused by clogged and overflowing gutters.
In addition to the original Gutter Topper product, Callen can also install…
- The Leaf Terminator – a heavy-duty gutter guard that allows water to flow through the patented perforation design, while at the same time, strengthens your gutter system.
- The Solution – a budget priced gutter system that has been independently certified to outperform the competition.
- Needle Beetle – specifically designed for areas where pine needles present unique gutter clog challenges.
- Hott Topper – helps to eliminate the problems caused by icicles and heavy snow.
With so many gutter system solutions available, you don’t have to learn your gutters are clogged when that summer storm comes and you wake up to find a basement full of water. Contact Callen to learn how a gutter protection system can be one of the wisest summer home improvements you can make.
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