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Middle TN Gutter Guard Installation

Spring’s heavy rains and winds have had gutters hard at work here in Middle TN. To keep homes safe from water damage, homeowners around the area will find themselves climbing ladders to pull out leaves and debris from the disgusting muck of the gutters. Luckily, cleaning gutters by hand isn’t the only way to keep your home safe from water damage. It may be time to consider gutter guards!

Keep your gutters flowing with gutter guards from The Gutterman of TNman installing gutter guards

Gutter guards can keep water flowing easily through your gutters and safely away from your home without a gutter cleaning. At The Gutterman, we install two different brands of gutter guards: SafeGuard Gutter Guards and ArmorGuard Gutter Guards. These gutter guards rely on the industry’s most reputable gutter guard technology.

The gutter guards are made from ultrafine stainless-steel mesh. The mesh is fitted in a sturdy framing that fits snuggly on gutters. The micromesh allows rainwater to pass easily into the gutters while keeping the majority of debris out. Because the mesh on these gutter guards is so fine, even small particles like roof grit, pine needles, and air-borne seeds can’t find their way into your gutters. That means that they don’t need to be unclogged of debris that collects on top of the gutter or that finds its way in through the gutter guard.

The Gutterman of TN can fit any home with gutter guards

The Gutterman of TN can outfit nearly any gutter with micromesh gutter guards. Our gutter guards can be fitted on existing gutters; gutter guards don’t interfere with the roofline and won’t cancel your home’s warranty. If your home is in need of new gutters, The Gutterman of TN can install your gutter guards with a brand new gutter system. With two types of gutter systems to choose from — SafeGuard and ArmorGuard — The Gutterman can help you choose the gutter guards that will suit your home’s needs and your home-improvement budget. SafeGuard Gutter Guards also come in a variety of colors to fit with the look of your home, and both SafeGuard and ArmorGuard gutter guards feature low profiles that won’t be seen from the ground and that won’t interfere your home’s curb appeal.

Call the Gutterman of TN

If you are tired of cleaning out your gutters after every spring storm, let The Gutterman of TN help! Let us outfit your home with SafeGuard or ArmorGuard gutter guards and keep your home safe from stormwater. Never clean your gutters again! Call to schedule a consultation with The Gutterman today!

The Importance of Properly Functioning Gutters

Nothing can damage a home quite like water can. It can destroy your foundation, rot your home’s supporting structure and lead to mold andrain on gutters mildew growth. In short, water can cause extensive, costly damage to your home. As scary as water damage sounds, there’s one thing that can save your home from serious water damage: properly functioning gutters. Here is what you need to know about protecting your home from water damage.

How gutters work to protect your home

Gutters are responsible for capturing the water that falls onto your roof from rain, snow, sleet or ice. When gutters are functioning properly, water rolls down your roof and into the gutters. The captured water then flows through your gutters and into downspouts, which carry the water a safe distance from your home. Gutter function may seem simple, but it takes the right gutters installed the right way to keep your home safe from water. Your home requires gutters that are properly sized for the size and pitch of your roof and they have to be properly pitched to carry water away from your home. Downspouts must terminate in the right place, or water can flow back toward your home’s foundation. Finally, your gutters must be kept clear of debris and ice so that water can continue to flow through the gutter system.

If your gutters aren’t functioning properly, your home can face several problems, including:

  • Water-stained or damaged siding
  • Rotting window and door frames
  • Water-damaged roof
  • Mold and mildew growth in your home
  • Damp or flooded basement
  • Cracked or deteriorating foundation and
  • Flooded or damaged landscaping

Call The Gutterman of TN to protect your home from water damage!

With all of the damage that can be caused by improperly functioning gutters, you want to be sure that your gutters are properly functioning and shuttling water safely away from your home. Scott Brasfield, The Gutterman of TN, can help! Scott has been working in the home improvement industry for 25 years, and he’s specialized in gutters, gutter guards, gutter systems and roofs for more than 14 years. He knows how to fit homes with the right size and pitch of gutters, and he can expertly install your gutter system, whether you are constructing a brand new home, putting on gutters to complement a brand new roof or retrofitting new gutters to your existing roofline. The Gutterman of TN can help protect your home with properly functioning gutters with:

  • Complete gutter systems
  • Specialty gutters
  • Gutter inspections
  • Gutter guards
  • And more!

Don’t put your home at risk of serious and expensive water damage; make sure your home is equipped with properly functioning gutters! Whether you are building a new home, dealing with deteriorating gutters or if you are seeing signs of water damage around your gutters or in your basement, call The Gutterman of TN! Schedule a consultation today!

Functions of a properly installed gutter system

Nearly every home is equipped with gutters for good reasons. You know that gutters collect rainwater as it flows off of your rooftop. However, they do more than that. They also channel the rainwater to downspouts to deposit all the collected water a safe distance from your home. What you don’t realize is how many functions these simple rooftop channels are performing every time it rains, sleets or snows. Here are some of the basic functions of a properly installed gutter system and what they do to protect your home from water.

Protecting your foundation & basement flooding

front of a houseOne of the most basic and crucial functions of a gutter system is protecting your home’s foundation. When water is deposited around your home’s foundation, it causes the soil around your home to expand and contract. This movement of the earth around your home cause your foundation to shift and crack. This really threaten your home’s structure and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Gutters also save your home from damaging basement floods. When water pool around your home, it can leak through the porous masonry materials used to construct your foundations. Even if your basement doesn’t fully flood during rainfall, moisture around your foundation can cause mold or mildew to form. It can also fill your home with an unpleasant damp smell. With a properly installed gutter system, water is channeled away from your home to prevent basement flooding.

Saving your home from water damage

If there’s nothing underneath your roofline to collect the water as it flows from your roof, water will stream freely down the sides of your home. Overtime, this can cause water damage to your home. Siding can become stained and damaged, door frames and window frames can rot, and your windows may begin to leak as water finds its way around the flashing. A properly installed gutter system protects your home’s exterior from water.

Keeping your landscaping in place

Nearly all homeowners have landscape around their homes. Water pouring off of a gutter-free roofline can wash away flower beds, damage bushes and displace brick and stone pathways and retaining walls. Your gutters keep your landscape safe from the deluge of water that pour off your roofline when it rains or when snow melts in the spring.

Call The Gutterman!

You might think your gutters only play a small role in keeping your home safe, but the high volume of water that pours off your rooftop can cause serious damage and serious problems. You need to ensure your home is safe from water damage with a properly installed gutter system!

If you have noticed water pooling around your home or basement when it rains, call The Gutterman of TN! The Gutterman himself, Scott Brasfield, has worked as a contractor for more than 25 years, and he has installed gutter systems and gutter guards in the Nashville area for 14 years. Keep your home safe from water damage, call The Gutterman today!

Metal Shingle Roofing in Nashville, TN

Iff your Nashville home is in need of a new roof, The Gutterman of TN has an exciting option for you: Metal shingle roofing.Metal shingles in gray, dark gray and tan Metal shingle roofing brings the durability and other benefits of a metal roof, along with the classic look of traditional shingle roof. So why should you opt for a metal shingle roof from The Gutterman of TN?

Lifespan

Metal shingle roofs last well beyond the lifespan of traditional asphalt shingle roofs. While asphalt roofs last between 12 and 20 years, metal shingle roofs can last between 40 and 70 years. That means metal roofs can save you money on roof replacement costs over time, and give you one less home-maintenance issue to worry about.

Durability

Not only will metal shingle roofs last longer than asphalt roofs, but metal shingle roofs also are far more durable than traditional roofing materials. They can withstand winds as 140 miles per hour, and they are tough enough to deal with hail or falling tree limbs. Metal shingle roofs won’t rust, crack, corrode or harbor mold and mildew growth.

Energy efficiency

Metal shingle roofs reflect sunlight, which prevents your home from absorbing more heat on hot, sunny summer days. Because they deflect solar heat, metal roofs can save homeowners between 10 and 25 percent on home-cooling costs in the summer. And while metal roofs themselves don’t provide much insulation, they can be installed over additional roof insulation or with dead space that’s designed to hold in more heat during the winter.

Home protection

Metal roofs can help protect your home from the elements and from potential disaster. Metal roofs aren’t combustible, so they won’t ignite due to lightning strikes, wildfires or stray embers from chimneys or nearby fires. They also for a tight seal over your roofline to protect your home from any potential leaks. Additionally, metal shingle roofs shed snow and ice more rapidly than traditional roofing materials, reducing your home’s risk for wintertime roof leaks or water damage.

Environmental friendliness

Metal shingle roofs are far more environmentally friendly than traditional roofing materials. Metal shingle roofs often are made from recycled metal, and they lack the petroleum components of asphalt roofs. Because they last so long, metal roofs don’t put pressure on landfills they way traditional roofing materials do, and when metal roofs are due to be replaced, the old metal shingles can be recycled, rather than hauled away to a landfill.

Beauty

Metal shingle roofs are a beautiful addition to any home. They allow you to achieve all of the benefits of metal roofing with the more traditional look of a shingled roof. Metal shingle roofs come in a variety of colors and finished to achieve your home’s desired look. And because metal shingle roofs resist rust, corrosion, cracking and staining, your metal shingle roof will remain beautiful for decades.

If you are ready to outfit your home with durable, efficient, beautiful metal shingles, call The Gutterman of TN! We use only high-quality EDCO steel roofing, and with our history and reputation fixing roofs and gutters in the greater Nashville area, you know your new metal shingle roof will be installed the right way. Call to set up a consultation today!

Providing gutter repair and replacement in Nashville, TN

Spring is just around the corner, and spring is sure to bring plenty of rain to Nashville. Is your home ready? Keep spring rains from damaging your home by ensuring gutters in good working order. Failing gutters deposit water around your home, where it can cause wood rot, mold, basement flooding, and even foundation damage. If your gutters aren’t ready for spring’s heavy rains, call The Gutterman of TN. We provide gutter repair and replacement right here in Nashville, TN.

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As spring approaches, it’s important to take a look at your gutters to be sure they are in good repair. Sagging gutters, cracked gutters, detached gutters or gutters that are holding standing water need to be addressed to avoid putting your home at risk of water damage. If the damage to your gutters is limited to a small portion of your gutter system, there is a good chance that your gutters can be saved with some simple gutter repair.

Gutter replacement

Sometimes the damage to your gutters is so severe that it’s time to replace your gutters. Or, the look of your aging gutters might be having a negative impact on the curb appeal of your home. If it’s time to replace your gutters, The Gutterman of TN has the new gutters we need! From seamless gutters that have a classic look to high-end copper gutters to modern box gutters, we have it. The Gutterman of TN can fit your home with gutters that can handle your home’s drainage needs and improve the look of your home.

Gutter protection

Do your gutters seem to be in good shape for the coming spring? Would you like to keep them that way? Don’t worry about cleaning them out to prevent gutter clogs, gutter overflows and water damage with gutter guards. Now is the time to outfit your gutters with gutter guards. Gutter guards will keep your gutters flowing smoothly this spring, and for many seasons to come.

Gutterman of TN

If your gutters need to be repaired or replaced, or protected with gutter guards, to prepare them for spring, then The Gutterman of TN is the person to call in an and around Nashville, TN. Gutterman Scott Brasfield has worked in home improvement for more than 25 years. The scope of Scott’s expertise includes roofing, siding, and flooring. He began specializing in gutter repair, gutter replacement, and complete gutter systems 14 years ago. As The Gutterman of TN, he is dedicated to providing customers with the gutter systems they need to keep their homes safe from water damage season after season. He is fully licensed and insured, which means The Gutterman of TN is a company you can trust.

Don’t let your gutters ruin your spring, or put your home in danger of water damage when spring’s rainy weather hits. Call The Gutterman of TN to schedule your gutter repairs, gutter replacement or gutter guard installation today!