When it comes to leaf-free gutter covers and no-clog gutter systems, there are many factors to consider. In addition to the cosmetic and cost considerations, have you thought of how your gutter choice can affect your home’s foundation?
Most of us understand the inconvenience of clogged gutters, with expensive or time-consuming regular cleanings. But the wrong gutter choice can cause problems far beyond your calendar and your checkbook. The wrong gutter choice can have dangerous implications way down below the surface — on your home’s foundation.
Effective gutter systems consist of leaf-free gutters that allow rainwater to flow from the gutter to the downspout and then away from the home. When a house has clogged gutters, this system is interrupted. This can lead to multiple concerns with your home’s foundation. Here is how the wrong gutter choice can impact your home’s foundation negatively:
Erosion of Soil
When rainwater doesn’t run away from the home, it runs down the side of your home instead. Unfortunately for your foundation, this standing water, especially after extreme rainfall, leads to the erosion of the soil around your home’s foundation.
Over time, the erosion of dirt creates an imbalance for your home. This imbalance can lead to shifting as your foundation settles. These shifts can be costly to fix and often lead to a decrease in home value.
Without proper gutter maintenance, water can seep into your basement, leading to extreme water damage. Water can leak down the walls of your basement, and will often start through the ceiling. Not only can the water damage cause irreparable harm to your personal belongings, but there is also a concern for ceiling and wall cracks around your basement. Potential damage can even include flooding. Water damage in your home also points toward future mold or mildew growth and structural damage.
But here’s the good news:
The right gutter system can help you avoid all of that. With proper consideration taken in selecting the best gutter covers, you can equip yourself with the best protection against these concerns. If you’re looking to make an investment, KGuard’s leaf-free gutter system is well worth it. Here are just a few advantages to choosing the best gutter covers:
Cleaning gutters can be a hassle even for the handiest of homeowners. This is a task that we often push to the bottom of our to-do list due to time and other constraints. And if you choose to hire a professional, these regular cleaning costs add up quickly. But leaving gutters uncleaned leads to long-term damage. Choosing the best gutter covers ensures a maintenance-free gutter system. These covers ensure that leaves and other debris stay clear of your gutters, so you’re free to work on other projects you enjoy, or save money on regular gutter cleanings!
The outside of your home should feel just as inviting as the inside. With leaf-free gutters, the curb appeal of your home is enhanced. Systems are available in many colors, and, if installed properly, will make your home even more attractive.
Future Home Value
When it’s time to sell your home, having a firm foundation is a huge step towards selling success. Poor foundations can deter even the most motivated buyer — but with a solid foundation, you’ll receive the return on investment you deserve. Gutter systems that drain properly will protect your home against water damage, shifting foundation and soil erosion, ensuring a safe (and marketable!) home.
KGuard Rocky Mountains’ leaf-free all-in-one system can eliminate the adverse effects of ineffective gutters on your home’s foundation. Our seamless construction allows the water to run freely away from your home’s foundation. In addition, KGuard has a clog-free guarantee. You no longer have the concern of cleaning out your gutters to worry about —we guarantee clog-free, or we fix the problem at no cost to you.
Like your home’s foundation, your gutter choices should hold up for the long term. Don’t hesitate to strengthen both today: contact us today for a FREE consultation.