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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
One 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!
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
How do you keep your gutters in perfect shape? To keep your home safe from water damage from rain, sleet or melting snow or ice, you need gutters that are in good working order and flowing freely. One way you can protect your gutters and protect your home from stormwater damage is with ArmorGuard Gutters.
How ArmorGuard Gutters Work
To safely shuttle water away from your roofline and your home, your gutters need to be unobstructed. For most homeowners, that means climbing a ladder and mucking out the gutters at least twice per year to remove leaves, twigs, animal droppings and other debris that has been left in the gutters. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards protect your gutters from a buildup of debris with the top technology recommended by home-improvement experts and consumer protection websites. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards cover your gutters with micromesh aluminum. The micromesh allows the water from your roofline to enter your gutters, but the holes in the mesh are so fine that the keep out even the smallest debris, preventing your gutters from becoming clogged. And unlike other gutter guards, ArmorGuard Gutter Guards won’t become clogged with debris over time.
How AmorGuard Gutter Guards Protect Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of damage to your home and your gutter system. Clogged gutters can overflow, washing away landscaping, causing water damage to roofing, siding, doors and window frames, and even flooding basements and damaging foundations. Clogs in gutters cause standing water and ice jams, which can weigh gutters down, causing them to pull away from the house, crack or corrode. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards protect your gutters, and your home, by preventing the clogs that can cause cracking, corroding, sagging and other damage to your gutters.
How You Can Have ArmorGuard Gutters Installed on Your Home
ArmorGuard Gutter Guards are compatible with nearly any gutter system. They are made from anodized aluminum, so they can be installed on existing vinyl gutters, as well as copper and steel gutters. If your existing gutters are in need of replacement, ArmorGuard Gutter Guards can be installed as part of a completely new gutter system. ArmorGuard Gutter Guards are made from sturdy framing and heavy-duty materials, they are guaranteed to last; all ArmorGuard Gutter Guards carry a 20-year transferable warranty.
If you are ready to protect your home with ArmorGuard Gutter Guards, The Gutterman of TN can help! We proudly install AmorGuard Gutter Guards, and we can install them to fit your existing gutters or we can install an entirely new gutter system with ArmorGuard Gutter Guards. If you are ready to protect your home and your gutters from leaves, twigs and other debris, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule a consultation and learn more about ArmorGuard Gutter Guards today!
Winter snows and sleet, high winds and freezing temperature take their toll on your gutters. Come spring, your gutters need to be in optimal condition to protect your home, landscaping, and foundation from water damage and flooding. That means you should have your gutters cleaned, inspected and repaired before the spring thaw and rains hit. Here’s how you can protect your home from water damage caused by failing gutters this spring.
Start with a gutter cleaning
Before you do anything with your gutters, you need to clear away any debris that’s collected in the gutters since your last cleaning. Removing debris from your gutters allows water to flow through the gutters to the downspout. Blockages will cause overflowing gutters which can cause damage to your ceilings. Clearing your gutters will also help you to identify any damage that could cause gutter leaks or water damage. Effectively cleaning your gutters requires some work on your part. You will have to climb a ladder — being careful not to rest the ladder on the gutter — and muck out any debris with gloved hands or a specialized gutter scoop. To make gutter cleaning easier, hook a bucket to your ladder as you work to easily dispose of debris.
Inspect your gutters
Once the gutters have been cleared of debris, it’s time to inspect them for any damage that could have occurred during the winter months. Stand back and inspect your gutters; be sure they are securely attached to your roofline and aren’t sagging away. Next, circle your home, looking for cracks or holes in the gutters and for water damage. Signs of water damage would include peeling paint or siding, discoloration down the side of your home or washed out landscaping. A great way to be sure your gutters are working is to step outside when it’s raining. As the rain falls, walk around your home to see if you can spot any areas that water is leaking or overflowing from your gutters.
Undertake repairs or improvements
If you notice any problems with your gutters, it’s important to have them repaired as soon as possible, especially before spring brings heavier precipitation! Ignoring damaged rain gutters can lead to water damage on your home’s exterior or underneath your roofline. It can even lead to basement flooding and foundation damage. Spring is also a great time to plan for any gutter repairs by replacing old, unsightly gutters or installing gutter guards to keep debris out and prevent you from cleaning them out as often.
If you don’t want to clean those pesky gutters anymore, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule an appointment right away! We can repair or replace your gutters before any damage happens. Or, if you’re ready to replace your gutters or install gutter guards, The Gutterman of TN can have your new gutters ready for spring.