A gutter system is called a system because it’s not just the gutters themselves that do the work, it’s a combined effort of the gutters and the downspout. If there’s any part that doesn’t work properly or installed incorrectly, the entire system wouldn’t be good enough.
This might not seem like something serious but issues with gutter leaks and improper drainage can cause weakening of the soffit, ruined sidings, and even foundation damage.
A great gutter system should be thought-out, from the accumulation of rainwater through the gutters to the flow towards the downspouts, and finally the drainage.
Our client in Nashville had a sufficient gutter system that can do essentially the basic functions of a gutter system, but they made up their own solutions to problems…
Specifically, they added a pipe to this downspout because it ended on the concrete. This can soften the concrete in the long run and cause cracks.
As for the gutters, they also had to clean them quite often because leaves accumulated fast.
These were not good for the long-term. Aside from the fact that they didn’t really eliminate the issues, constantly taking care of their gutter system became too time-consuming.
They called us to resolve the issues, and we determined they needed gutter guards. These are mesh-like coverings for your gutters, so leaves and other debris wouldn’t fall on them and cause blockage.
As for the downspouts, we made sure they ended on the right areas. We replaced the pipe with an extension for the downspout, so the water would go straight to the dirt.
We also made sure to check that the other downspouts either ended on the right drainage or are directly connected to the drainage underground.
Now the homeowners don’t have to think constantly about whether their gutter system is good enough for the next heavy rainstorm.
Have your gutters been damaged by hail or they’re just too old and weak to keep up with the rainstorms? Our specialized workforce can handle it! Give us a call, and we will send out our fully-trained team to resolve any issue you are experiencing. For the best gutter systems AND the best services, contact Simply Gutters TN by calling 615-878-4061 today.