GUTTERS AND YOUR HOME’S FOUNDATION
Gutters are used to move water away from your home’s foundation. It reduces the swelling of soil and prevents erosion. They effectively manage the water from your roof, possibly reducing the need for costly foundation repair. If the soil around your home consists of expansive clay soils, installing gutters around the entire house is advisable. If water is pooling against your house, they are an easy solution.
HOW GUTTERS IMPROVES YOUR HOME
- Adds Value to Your Home
- Saves Landscape, Mulch and Flower Beds
- Keeps Foundations From Erosion
- Eliminates Water Runoff Problems
- Saves the Soil Underneath Your Foundation
Our gutters are either 5″ or the oversize 6″, seamless, and come in 18 colors. They are made on site from a flat roll of aluminum and installed with hidden hangers and screws, rather than the large unsightly spikes. We pay special attention to making sure angles are perfect, so they will drain properly, and to verify an adequate number and placement of downspouts.
Gutters that are removed can be a mess when they are full of granules, leaves, trash and debris. Once removed, they cannot be effectively reinstalled, since they will bend and break upon removal.
If you have problems with erosion, especially on the down-slope side of your home, gutters are necessary. There are two inexpensive ways to control erosion. For flat home lots, use cement or a plastic down spout splash guard to direct the water away from your foundation. On sloped home lots, water should be directed into buried pipes. These pipes carry water away from a house and should be solid, not perforated, and should move water to areas where it will drain away from your home. Ideally, water should be directed to a street or alley. If you are collecting water, it can be directed to a rain barrel or other storage tank to use in your garden or other uses.
CLEANING YOUR GUTTERS
For your gutters to work properly, they need to be cleaned out periodically. Wind will cause leaves, pine needles and other debris to fall into your gutters and can clog them up. Clogged gutters can cause damage to your foundation, flower beds and landscape.
The fascia boards that hold the gutter system are often made of wood. When gutters clog and fill with water, the boards start to deteriorate and rot. To clean out your gutters you can either purchase special tools that will ease the job of cleaning or hire a company who specializes in cleaning if you prefer not to climb up on a ladder. They should be cleaned out at least twice a year.
WE INSTALL RESIDENTIAL HOME GUTTERS IN THESE AREAS
Northwest Roofing serves the communities of Fort Worth, Bedford, Boyd, Decatur, Euless, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Justin, Keller, Lake Worth, North Richland Hills, Rhome, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw and Watauga , Weatherford as well as Tarrant County, Denton County, Wise County, Parker County and surrounding counties.
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