A checklist to see if your home’s gutters function properly are:
- No leaky gutters that drip water where it doesn’t belong.
- No unsightly sagging or broken gutters.
- No trees and grass growing in the gutters.
- Landscaping that doesn’t get damaged by water pouring off the roof.
- No pooling water in the crawlspace.
- No standing water around the foundation to breed mosquitoes and other pests.
- No deck damage being caused by rain pouring off the roof.
- No siding damage or wood rot being caused by rain splashing back against the house as it pours over the roof.
- No wood rot and door damage being caused by rain splashing behind doorframes and around door thresholds.
If your home doesn’t meet all of these criteria, it may be time to consider new seamless gutters from Gutter Helmet of Tidewater!
At Gutter Helmet of Tidewater, we can install new rain gutters to protect your home. We install the ABC Seamless Designer Gutter system, which has been engineered to compliment the aesthetics of homes while protecting the home from water damage.
A properly working gutter system keeps water away from your home’s siding, doors, decks, roof, and foundation. Everyone knows water sitting around the foundation can damage your foundation and landscaping, but you may not be aware of other damage that rainwater which is not properly directed can cause. Water that splashes continually up against your home’s siding and doorways can get behind the siding or around the door and cause mold and eventually wood rot right in the walls and floors nearby. Rainwater that hits a deck as it pours over the edge of a roof (or a stopped-up gutter) will eventually damage the deck boards. Even your roof can be damaged by faulty gutters. If the water overflows from the gutter up behind the shingles, it will cause mold and wood rot along the edge of the roof and on the home’s fascia. Properly working gutters are essential to your home’s maintenance.
Our gutters come in Aluminum, PVC-coated Steel, and Copper. Our 5” designer gutter carries away 23% more rainwater than a traditional “k-style” gutter.