Your home’s foundation plays a critical role. It’s responsible for keeping the structural integrity of your home in check and ensuring that it stays in one solid piece. If the foundation is compromised, there are a lot of serious issues that will follow—and most of them are quite costly to fix.
When you think about your home’s foundation, most Concord homeowners don’t make the connection with their gutter system. However, neglected gutters can easily cause cracks and other problems that will drain your bank account. Gutter guards can help protect your home’s foundation and keep it looking and performing at its best.
The purpose of the gutter covers is to keep the debris out of your system and prevent clogging. Clogging is one of the biggest culprits to causing trouble with your foundation.
SmartCover from Universal Windows Direct uses modern capping technology that allow rain water to flow through the system without interruption. It is engineered to keep even the smallest debris from entering the system and damaging the foundation.
When your gutters are clogged from leaves, sticks, and other debris, water becomes trapped. This can become a breeding ground for insects. However, another major benefit is to prevent ice dams from forming on your gutters and roof.
Ice dams form on your gutters when the temperatures drop to freezing levels and water becomes frozen within the system. These ice dams weigh a considerable amount and can put an immense amount of strain on your gutters. It can break the gutters off of your home and even cause damage to your roof and siding.
Another big consideration from clogged gutters is creating small pools of water on the ground. This can lead to erosion, which directly ties into the health of your foundation. Erosion in itself can create a lot of problems, but these pools of water can also lead to cracking your foundation and eventually making it crumble away.
Gutter guards are a simple and affordable upgrade to your Concord home. They seamlessly blend with your exterior and keep your gutters clear of debris all throughout the seasons. Get in touch with UWD for your free estimate today.