Gutter guards can help prevent the major clogs that can cause erosion and foundation problems on your home, as well as damage to your fascia and siding. Without guards, you may have large debris make its way down into your underground drain lines. This can potentially cost you quite a bit to dig up the yard to replace these drains.
While it is important to note that gutter guards do not prevent the need for gutter cleanings, we want to help you be a proactive homeowner and save money in the long run. With the installation of our gutter guards you should see savings on your annual or biannual gutter cleanings, and we can actually guarantee the longevity of your gutters and roof if you take part in the Higher Ground scheduled maintenance plan.
Not every issue with your gutter system is related to debris clogs. There are many other reasons you may see water intrusion in your home coming from the gutters. Water can find the smallest holes and lowest points, and they can leak without maintenance.
Some of the common issues we find include damage from objects like tree limbs hitting the gutter, which can cause broken brackets or dents, causing the water to move away from the downspout and sit in a low spot in the gutter causing a mispitch. Years of standing water in a gutter system can cause sealant to loosen, allowing water to leak at the joints. Force from objects or wind can cause a downspout to come loose and not funnel the water properly into the drain system - you might not even have an adequate number of downspouts. All of these issues can lead to water overflowing in places where you don't want it.
If your gutter issues don't get addressed soon enough you may have other major issues to address down the line. Months or years of water damage can cause your fascia, soffit, and even siding to rot. If this happens, it may be too late for the gutters, in which case you may need to remove the gutters, assess the damage, and replace the rotten wood itself. This can even affect the wood behind these boards,consisting of your sub roof and rafter tails, which could even cause you to have to replace the roof. Make sure you take care of your system and maintain it as needed - your wallet will thank you for it!