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Keep your gutters flowing with SafeGuard Gutter Guards

Spring brings many home-maintenance issues and tasks. One of the most dreaded by homeowners is cleaning out the gutters. It’s a hated but necessary task. Clogged gutters can lead to many serious issues, including foundation damage, wood rot, roof damage and landscaping damage.  Standing water in clogged gutters also can cause pest infestations and can cause mold to develop in your home’s roofline and walls. Keep The Flow Strong With Safeguard Gutters  - Nashville TN - Gutterman of TN-w800-h800

If you dread cleaning out your gutters but want to spare your home from the damaging effects of clogged gutters, The Gutterman of Tennessee can help! We can install our SafeGuard Gutter Guards to keep spring’s heavy rains flowing through your gutters and away from your home.

About SafeGuard Gutter Guards

SafeGuard Gutter Guards can help eliminate the need for cleaning out your gutters manually while preventing damaging clogs. The gutters are made to stand up to all weather conditions, including rain, snow and ice. The SafeGuard Gutter Guard system is a fine mesh overlay on a sturdy aluminum gutter. The mesh draws water in while allowing leaves, twigs and other debris to be directed away. Ice won’t be a problem either; SafeGuard Gutter Guards are designed to only allow ice to form on the outer edges of the gutter, so ice won’t prevent water from flowing through the gutters properly.

The SafeGuard Gutter system starts with a 6-inch gutter, which is wider and stronger than most traditional gutters. That means that water will flow easily through the gutters and resist damage from falling debris or a buildup of ice. Larger than average 3-inch-by-4-inch downspouts allow rainwater to pour down quickly and be directed away from your home.

The SafeGuard Gutter system is not only strong and practical, but they’re attractive and can add to your home’s appeal while keeping it safe from rainwater damage. The gutters are made from solid pieces, eliminating the need for color matching a gutter attachment to existing gutters. The gutters are installed with heavy-duty hangers that attach securely to your gutters but remain hidden from view. Because the gutters are attached to the fascia, rather than the roof itself, installation of SafeGuard gutter guards will not void your roof warranty like the installation of other gutters can.

Call The Gutterman of TN to learn more about SafeGuard Gutter Guards!

If you’re ready to be done with cleaning out gutters for good while still protecting your home from water damage, call The Gutterman of Tennessee and schedule and appointment to talk about SafeGuard Gutter Guards today! We’ll outline all of the details of the gutter guards, let you examine the product and provide you with a quote for installing SafeGuard Gutter Guards on your home. Eliminate the dreaded task of cleaning out your gutters this spring!

Check Your Gutters When It Rains

It’s that time of year when heavy rains of spring will have water flowing through your gutters.

That’s why it’s important to clean and check your gutters each spring to make sure your gutters are working properly before you have a problem with failing gutters and water damage. Gutters that are blocked or damaged fail to perform their important function of safely diverting water away from your house. They can cause rot on your roof’s fascia, displace shingles, and allow water to pool around your home’s foundation. All of this can be prevented with some regular spring maintenance. Check Your Gutters For Leaks - Nashville TN - Gutterman of TN-w800-h800

First, clean your gutters

Gutter maintenance begins with regularly cleaning out leaves, twigs and other debris that comes to block your gutters. Cleaning out your gutters allows water to flow freely and direct water properly away from your home. Generally, your gutters should be cleaned at least twice per year, once in the fall and once in the spring. They may require less cleaning if your home is surrounded by few trees, and they could need to be cleaned as often as weekly in the fall if your home is surrounded by lots of trees.

As you clean your gutters, check for holes in your gutter, loose rivets, and gaps in gutter connections. If you notice any of these problems, you will want to make sure they get repaired as quickly as possible to keep your gutters working properly. You’ll also want to look for areas of standing water, as that indicates that gutters may not be properly sloped.

Next, check your gutters for leaks

When you know your gutters are free of debris and blockages, the gutters should be checked for any leaks. It’s best to do this while it is raining. When it rains, grab a flashlight and walk the perimeter of your home. Look for areas where water is leaking from the gutters or pouring over the edges of the gutters. You also will want to check for sagging gutters, a sign that gutters are loose or retaining water rather than letting it flow through. Use your flashlight to check corners and behind bushes, anywhere that it is difficult to see gutters leaking or water pooling.

If you don’t want to wait for the rain, you can check your gutters after you clean them. Climb a ladder and place a hose your gutter. Walk around your home and perform your gutter check. Move the hose as you go so you know that all portions of your gutters have been adequately checked.

Fix any gutter leaks

If you notice any problems with your gutters, whether it’s standing water, leaks or sagging gutters, make sure to address them immediately. Neglecting gutter leaks can cost you expensive and complicated repairs. If you notice problems with your gutters, call Gutterman of TN today and let us help you solve them!