Why Gutters Are Important
When installed and functioning correctly, gutters blend in with the aesthetics of your house, and it’s easy to not give them a second thought. However, gutters are vitally important to the health of your house, protecting it from water damage that can be expensive and devastating.
A strong, well-built roof may seem like enough of a defense against rain to keep a house safe, and many new homeowners believe that this will be enough to protect their home from the weather. However, the truth is that even a little drizzle can lead to disaster for a home, and the water from little downfalls can still quickly collect on the roof and lead to damage.
No matter where you live, your house will benefit from gutters. Even people who live in a climate that sees little rain should invest in gutters because even a little water can mean a lot of problems. Anyone from Clarksville knows that Tennessee sees its share of rainstorms every year, so leaving a house without gutters is not an option!
Once water builds up on a roof without gutters, it finds its way to the foundation of the house with surprising force. The structural foundation of your home will be quickly damaged from this water, and structural instability will lead to costly repairs. In worst-case scenarios, a home will suffer irreparable damage from a structure that is no longer able to function properly.
Rainwater not diverted away from the house properly may also lead to expensive damage to the siding, windows, and doors.
A lack of properly functioning gutters is the number one reason for basement flooding. Flooding damages the walls and floors of your basement and will lead to rot and even the growth of dangerous molds. Expensive electrical equipment, irreplaceable family heirlooms, and anything else stored in that basement risks being destroyed. This is not worth it, especially when this all could be avoided by simply installing and maintaining gutters — and letting the professionals handle it.
Your lawn, gardens, and flowerbeds are also protected when a home has professionally installed and maintained gutters. When water has nowhere to go, and cannot be diverted properly by a gutter system, it flows wherever it is able to. The water will find a way down and flow away from your house one way or another, and when not controlled, it can flow away from the house, causing erosion and deep ditches that cut through your lawn. The soil in flower beds is no match for this water flow, and this will not only cause deep ravines but may also take out the flowers with it or destroy their root systems.
Pooling water around your house also provides mosquitos and other pesky bugs a perfect breeding ground. While mosquitos are a nuisance, more and more mosquito-borne illnesses are becoming prevalent in the Clarksville area. It’s best to get rid of all water pooling around your house, just to be safe.
The Gutter Professionals replace and repair a wide variety of gutters that are commonly found on any type of household. Whether it’s repairing leaks or inefficient drainage to a makeover of the whole system, we are here to help. Below are a few of the gutter types we install, maintain, and repair. It is always advised that you work with a professional to figure out just the right kind that will add to the look of your home while keeping it safe from water.
Half-Round Gutters are a popular choice for water protection. These gutters are shaped like a tube, but the top portion is open. This means that these gutters will catch the rainwater as it drains off the roof, and help it flow safely through to the places it’s supposed to go. Brackets keep these half-round gutters in places and stabilize them, so they stay balanced and drain the water thoroughly.
Many people feel this type of gutter has an old-style feel to it, and often invokes images from the past. If a simple structure that creates nostalgia for classic American neighborhoods is what you are looking for, this type of gutter will work well with your home.
K-style gutters are a popular choice for a few specific reasons. One is that you can nail these gutters right onto the fascia boards of the roof. The fascia boards are found where the roof connects to the walls of the house, and this is usually referred to as the roofline. This means that, unlike half-round gutters, a K-style gutter does not need a bracket system to stabilize it.
Another reason that k-style gutters are often chosen is that they can deal with more water than a half-round gutter. They have flat bottoms and sides that are angled just right to catch the water and create an efficient water flow. This unique style looks like a K, and that is where they get their name from.
Seamless gutters are a popular choice for homeowners who want a custom look to their home with gutters made specifically for that house. These gutters are called seamless because they are not sold in parts or sections. For this reason, the system is less likely to break down or leak.
These gutter systems are preferred for those homeowners who want gutters installed that usually don’t need cleaning. These gutters are known to be resistant to clogging. Furthermore, these gutters will never sag away from the roofline or become disconnected from your home. However, this does not mean that they don’t need an inspection, and should not be taken for granted.
Because these types of gutters are custom-made, they can be designed in the color you want for the aesthetics of your house and your own personal taste. The Gutter Professionals can design a seamless gutter that is right for your Clarksville home.
Professional gutter removal and replacement is the best defense against water damage to your windows, doors, siding, and foundation. It gives you the peace of mind that your basement is protected from flooding.
Calculating the correct size gutters and downspouts is a complicated process that must take into account the size of the house, the square footage of the area that water will be drained into, and the type of roof. The local climate and average rainfall will also factor into the size of gutter you will need. For example, a Clarksville resident will need a different size gutter system than someone living in drier climates. A professional gutter installation and repair company can help you get the right fit for your home.
The Gutter Professionals of Clarksville, TN, offer many different gutter cleaning services that will keep your gutters clean of debris and drain all that house-damaging water far away from your home. This includes everything from performing quick stops to remove a clog to a full, thorough cleaning of the gutters that is preventative for future clogs and debris buildup.
When people think of gutter cleaning, they often think about the inside of the gutters and forget that the outside of the gutters needs cleaning, too! Without the outside of the gutters being cleaned, they start to really take away from the beauty of the house as a whole.
Rain gutter guards will usually need professional cleaning to keep functioning the way they should. The Gutter Professionals are able to clean rain gutter guards thoroughly and keep them functioning for many years to come.
Once water has leaked into your basement, damaging doors and windows, rotting out siding, and hurting the foundation, it is too late to prevent expensive repairs. With professional maintenance, potential gutter problems will be taken care of long before water damage happens. Close inspections for any weak spots in the structures and sections that might need replacing are all part of taking care of your home. The Gutter Professionals maintenance means that you have no need to pull out your ladder and climb up to the roof to do these inspections yourself. Furthermore, our experts may uncover more subtle problems that are often missed by the average homeowner.
The Gutter Professionals offer bi-annual cleaning and maintenance that, when you sign up for in advance, will keep your gutters clean and working at a discounted rate. Twice a year, we will make sure your gutters are working in peak condition without any hassle to yourself. You won’t have to deal with water damage just because you’ve forgotten to make an appointment.
Soil Drainage Installation
Soil draining is an innovative way to stop the erosion of your lawn in its tracks. This can protect your landscaping from costly damage, all with a system that is out of sight. Your lawn will always look its best and be something to be proud of. The Gutter Professionals are experts at installing these systems so that they are not noticeable by even the keenest observer.
Contact The Gutter Professionals Today
The Gutter Professionals is the premier gutter repair, replacement, cleaning, and maintenance company serving the Clarksville area. It is always recommended that gutter maintenance and rainwater drainage is installed and watched over by professionals. It is not worth the risk to utilize less thorough methods, only to have to deal with water damage later. Contact us today for any questions you may have or a free estimate.